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Cisco Web Security Appliance Static Credentials Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in AsyncOS for the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker to log in to the device with the privileges of a limited user or an unauthenticated, remote attacker to authenticate to certain areas of the web GUI.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to a user account that has a default and static password. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the affected system using this default account.

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.

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