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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

8.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/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 Grapevine update process of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with the privileges of the root user.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input sanitization during the Grapevine update process. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the affected system with administrative privileges and inserting arbitrary commands into an upgrade parameter.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Cisco APIC-EM software release 1.0.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability. Check the advisory for further details.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)