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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-78: OS Command Injections
IntelliShield ID:30757
Version:2
First Published:2013 September 18 16:33 GMT
Last Published:2013 December 03 21:26 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5486
BugTraq ID:62484
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:10.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:8.3
Related Resources:
View related Security AdvisoryView related IPS Signature
 
 
Version Summary:Functional code that demonstrates an exploit of the Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager remote command execution vulnerability is publicly available.
 
 
Description
The Cisco DCNM-SAN Server component of Cisco Prime DCNM contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system that hosts the Cisco Prime DCNM application.

Functional code that exploits this vulnerability is available as part of the Metasploit framework.

Cisco confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Prime DCNM running on the following platforms is affected:
  • Cisco Prime DCNM versions prior to 6.2(2) running on Windows
  • Cisco Prime DCNM versions prior to 6.2(3) running on Linux
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks to send crafted content to an affected device. This access requirement limits the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists and is now publicly available as part of the Metasploit framework.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for bug IDs CSCue77035 and CSCue77036 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130918-dcnm
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system on an affected device that is hosting the Cisco Prime DCNM application in the security context of the system user on Microsoft Windows platforms or the root user on Linux platforms. Successful exploitation could result in a complete system compromise.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input imposed by the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server component used by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting crafted content to the affected software. When processed, the crafted content could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on an affected device with elevated privileges. Successful exploitation could result in a complete system compromise.
 
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.

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created the following companion document to guide administrators in identifying and mitigating attempts to exploit this issue prior to applying updated software: Identifying and Mitigating Exploitation of the Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager.

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 email at tac@cisco.com.

Signatures
 
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 6.0
Signature IDSignature NameReleaseLatest Release Date
2828/0Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Remote Command ExecutionS7422013 Sep 18 
2828/1Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Remote Command ExecutionS7422013 Sep 18 
 
Alert History
 

Version 1, September 18, 2013, 4:33 PM: Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system of a targeted device. Updates are available.



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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 4.1 .(2), .(3), .(4), .(5) | 4.2 .(1), .(3) | 5.0 (2), (3) | 5.1 (1), (2), (3u) | 5.2 (1), (2), (2a), (2b), (2c), (2e) | 6.1 Base, (1)

Associated Products:
N/A




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