ESA-2015-142: RSA Archer® GRC Platform Multiple Vulnerabilities

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ESA-2015-142: RSA Archer GRC Platform Multiple Vulnerabilities

EMC Identifier: ESA-2015-142
CVE Identifier: CVE-2015-4541, CVE-2015-4542, CVE-2015-4543
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score:  View details below for individual CVSS v2 scores
Affected Products:
RSA Archer version 5.x
RSA Archer GRC 5.5.3 platform is designed to contain fixes for multiple vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.
The vulnerabilities addressed in RSA Archer GRC Platform 5.5.3 are:

CVE-2015-4541: Multiple stored cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
RSA Archer GRC Platform 5.5.3 could potentially be affected by multiple stored cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.  Attackers could potentially exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary HTML or Javascript code in a RSA Archer users browser session in the context of an affected RSA Archer application.

CVSSv2 Base Score:  6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2015-4542: Improper authorization vulnerability
An unauthorized RSA Archer user can potentially read and modify messages on the Discussion Forum Fields due to improper authorizations checks.

CVSSv2 Base Score:  5.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N) 

CVE-2015-4543: Sensitive information exposure vulnerability
In certain circumstances, RSA -Archer user password could potentially be stored in clear text in the database fields. The attacker with read access to the database can obtain this password and access Archer application with privileges of the compromised user.

CVSSv2 Base Score: 7.9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:N)
RSA recommends all customers upgrade to RSA Archer GRC 5.5.3 at their earliest opportunity.
5.5 SP3 installers are available through RSA SecureCare Online (SCOL) https://know
For additional information on fixes and steps to reduce risk, see the RSA Archer GRC ESA-2015-142 FAQ at: 

Obtaining Downloads:
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Obtaining Documentation:
To obtain the Platform documentation, log on to RSA Archer Community at and click Documents in the top navigation menu. Select the specific category and the version tag of the Platform version you want. Scroll to the document that you want and click the document name. If you have any questions on the Community, please email

Severity Rating:
For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Knowledge Base Article, Security Advisories Severity Rating at RSA recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

Obtaining More Information:
For more information about RSA Archer GRC in general, visit the public RSA web site at

RSA Archer Community/Exchange:

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