Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Network Control System Database Default Credentials Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-255: Credentials Management
IntelliShield ID:28885
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 10 16:11 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 10 16:11 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1170
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:7.5 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:6.2
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Network Control System contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on a vulnerable device. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
Cisco Prime Network Control System NCS appliances that are running software versions prior to 1.1.1.24 contain a database user account that is created with default credentials. An attacker could use this account to modify the configuration of the application or disrupt services.

A software upgrade is required to resolve this vulnerability.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Prime Network Control System appliances running software versions prior to 1.1.1.24 are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
An attacker would need access to a vulnerable device, which likely would require access to an internal, private network. The access requirement could limit the possibility of an exploit attempt.

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 advisory for bug ID CSCtz30468 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130410-ncs
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, such as the default credentials on a vulnerable device. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to modify the device configuration settings or disrupt services, which could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
Technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

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

Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created the following companion document to guide administrators in identifying and mitigating attempts to exploit this vulnerability prior to applying updated software: Identifying and Mitigating Exploitation of the Cisco Prime Network Control Systems Database Default Credentials Vulnerability

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via e-mail at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Network Control System 1.0 Base | 1.1 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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