Vulnerability Details

Cisco ASA VNMC Command Input Validation Vulnerability

Published: 2015-03-13 05:36:49
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
The Virtual Network Management Center implementation of Cisco ASA is prone to a command input validation vulnerability.

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

Technical Details:
A vulnerability in the Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC) policy code of Cisco ASA Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to access the underlying Linux operating system with the privileges of the root user. The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to an affected system as administrator, copying a malicious script onto the disk, and executing the script.

Impact:
An authenticated, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by supplying malicious input to the affected scripts. If successful, the attacker could run arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with the privileges of the root user, resulting in a complete system compromise.

Affected Versions:
Version 8.7, 9.2 and 9.3

Recommendations:
Apply the appropriate updates from Cisco.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3390

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/70296

References:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=35913

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8
Published
2015-03-13
Modified
2018-10-26
Category
CISCO

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