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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Binary Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in the installation procedure for Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) devices could allow an authenticated, local attacker to gain root-level privileges.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to incorrect installation and permissions settings for binary files when installing the system software on a device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to the device and escalating their privileges.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)