Cisco Cloud Portal contains multiple issues that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to recover cryptographic material on a targeted device. Updates are not available.
Issues in the cryptographic implementation of Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (Cisco IAC) may allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to recover cryptographic material used in all Cisco IAC installations.
The issues are due to the inclusion of fixed cryptographic material in the product binaries. An attacker that could gain access to encrypted information from any Cisco IAC installation may be able to decrypt it using the recovered cryptographic material.
Cisco has confirmed these issues in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Cloud Portal version 9.4.1 and prior running on Linux, Solaris, AIX, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 platforms were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Cloud Portal may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may need access to trusted, internal networks to access a targeted device. This access requirement may reduce the possibility 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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0694
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these issues to access sensitive information such as cryptographic material on an affected device. A successful exploit could be used to conduct further attacks.
The issues are due to the inclusion of fixed cryptographic material in the product binaries of affected devices.
An attacker that is able to access encrypted information from any Cisco IAC installation could exploit this issue to attempt to decrypt the encrypted information using the recovered cryptographic material. A successful exploit could be used to conduct 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 are advised to monitor affected systems.
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