Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Infrastructure Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
IntelliShield ID:28502
Version:1
First Published:2013 March 06 21:15 GMT
Last Published:2013 March 06 21:15 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1153
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.1
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Infrastructure contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the web interface of Cisco Prime Infrastructure could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack against the user of the web interface.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing the user of the affected system to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. A successful exploit could allow an attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Prime Infrastructure versions 1.3.0 and prior were vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco Prime Infrastructure may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.

Customers are advised to review the bug report in the vendor announcements section for a current list of affected versions.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice for bug ID CSCue84676 at the following link: CVE-2013-1153
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to perform certain unauthorized request on the web interface of an affected system, which could be used to conduct further attacks on the system.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections imposed by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing the user of the affected system to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. A successful exploit could allow an attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Infrastructure 1.2 .0, .1 | 1.3 .0

Associated Products:
N/A




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