Cisco Identity Services Engine contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to upload arbitrary files. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the file upload dialog of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to upload potentially malicious files.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient filtering and validation of uploaded files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by uploading an unintended file type to the ISE. An exploit could allow the attacker to upload a potentially malicious file that could be used to compromise another system.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ISE versions 1.2 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ISE may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to authenticate to the targeted device. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5539
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui67511 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload arbitrary malicious files to the targeted device, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient filtering and validation of uploaded files by the file upload dialog of an affected device.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by uploading an unintended file type to the ISE. An exploit could allow the attacker to upload a potentially malicious file that could be used to compromise another system.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Identity Services Engine Software
1.0Base, .4.573 | 1.0 MRBase | 1.1Base | 1.2Base
Alerts and bulletins on the Cisco Security Intelligence Operations Portal are highlighted by analysts in the
Cisco Threat Operations Center and represent a subset of the comprehensive content that is available through Cisco Security IntelliShield Alert Manager Service.
This customizable threat and vulnerability alert service provides security staff with access to timely, accurate, and credible information about threats and vulnerabilities that may affect their environment.
The urgency and severity ratings of this alert are not tailored to individual users; users may value alerts differently based upon their network configurations and circumstances. THE ALERT, AND INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DO NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE ALERT, AND INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE ALERT, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. INFORMATION IN THIS ALERT AND ANY RELATED COMMUNICATIONS IS BASED ON OUR KNOWLEDGE AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME.