Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Secure ACS Portal Session Management Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-264: Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control
IntelliShield ID:32567
Version:1
First Published:2014 January 27 14:20 GMT
Last Published:2014 January 27 14:20 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-0678
BugTraq ID:65144
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.5 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.8
 
Version Summary:Cisco Secure Access Control System contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the portal interface of Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to access the portal with the access capabilities of another user.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient session management in the portal. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hijacking the session of a previously authenticated user. An exploit could allow the attacker to perform actions in the portal with the privileges of another user.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Secure ACS version 5.4 (.046.3) and prior were vulnerable. Other versions of Cisco Secure ACS may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must authenticate to the targeted device. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0678

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCue65951 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to the portal with the privileges of another user. A successful exploit could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient session management in the portal interface of an affected device.

An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hijacking the session of a previously authenticated user. An exploit could allow the attacker to perform actions in the portal with the privileges of another user, which could be used 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 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) 5.1 Base, .0.44 | 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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