Cisco Identity Services Engine contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the Sponsor Portal of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access files uploaded to the Sponsor Portal.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient file permissions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the URL that contains the Sponsor Portal files. An exploit could allow the attacker to read or download any files uploaded to the Sponsor Portal.
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 know or have access to the URL that contains the Sponsor Portal files on a targeted device, which may decrease the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5538
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui67506 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive information, such as files uploaded to the Sponsor Portal. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient file restrictions imposed by an affected device.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the URL that contains the Sponsor Portal files associated to the targeted device. If successful, the attacker could read or download any files uploaded to the Sponsor Portal. An attacker could use this information to aid in conducting further attacks.
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 may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Identity Services Engine Software
1.0 Base, .4.573 | 1.0 MR Base | 1.1 Base | 1.2 Base
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