Vulnerability Details

Cisco Web Security Appliance SNMP Polling Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Published: 2017-08-17 03:48:31
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

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

Recommendations:
See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Summary:
A vulnerability in SNMP polling for the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to discover confidential information about the appliances that should be available only to an administrative user.

Technical Details:
The vulnerability occurs because the appliances do not protect confidential information at rest in response to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) poll requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by doing a crafted SNMP poll request to the targeted security appliance.

Impact:
An exploit could allow the attacker to discover confidential information that should be restricted, and the attacker could use this information to conduct additional reconnaissance. The attacker must know the configured SNMP community string to exploit this vulnerability.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-6783

References:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170816-csa

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.0
Published
2017-08-17
Modified
2018-10-26
Category
CISCO

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