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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Secure ACS RMI Arbitrary File Read Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-264: Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control
IntelliShield ID:32468
Version:1
First Published:2014 January 16 19:18 GMT
Last Published:2014 January 16 19:18 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-0667
BugTraq ID:64983
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
CVSS Base:6.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:5.2
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Secure Access Control System contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and gain access to sensitive information. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the Remote Method Invocation (RMI) interface of the Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the Cisco Secure ACS server.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient authorization enforcement. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the Cisco Secure ACS via the RMI interface. An exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files located on the Cisco Secure ACS.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ACS versions 5.4(.0.46.3) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ACS may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must authenticate to a targeted device. This access requirement reduces the likelihood of a successful exploit.

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 notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0667

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCud75169 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files located on a targeted device. A successful exploit could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authorization enforcement imposed by the RMI interface of an affected device.

An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the Cisco Secure ACS via the RMI interface. An exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files located on the Cisco Secure ACS, which could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

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.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com for assistance.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.2 Base, .0.26, .0.26.1, .0.26.2, .0.26.3, .0.26.4, .0.26.5, .0.26.6, .0.26.7, .0.26.8, .0.26.9, .0.26.10, .0.26.11 | 5.3 Base, .0.6, .0.40, .0.40.1, .0.40.2, .0.40.3, .0.40.4, .0.40.5, .0.40.6, .0.40.7 | 5.4 Base, .0.46.1, .0.46.2, .0.46.3

Associated Products:
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