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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Infrastructure Authenticated Command Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-78: OS Command Injections
IntelliShield ID:32703
Version:1
First Published:2014 February 26 16:08 GMT
Last Published:2014 February 26 16:08 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-0679
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:9.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:7.0
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Infrastructure contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root-level privileges. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Prime Infrastructure could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root-level privileges.

The vulnerability is due to improper validation of URL requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by requesting an unauthorized command via a specific URL. Successful exploitation could allow an authenticated attacker to execute system commands with root-level privileges.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and has released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Prime Infrastructure versions 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 2.0 are affected.
 
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 proof-of-concept exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for Cisco bug ID CSCum71308 at the following link: cisco-sa-20140226-pi
 
Impact
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands with root-level privileges. A successful exploit could result in a complete system compromise.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of URL requests.

An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by requesting an unauthorized command via a specific URL. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to execute system commands with root-level privileges, which could result in a complete system compromise.
 
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 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 tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Infrastructure 1.2 .0, .1 | 1.3 .0 | 2.0 .0

Associated Products:
N/A




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