Functional code that demonstrates an exploit of the Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager remote command execution vulnerability is publicly available.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 are advised to monitor affected systems.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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