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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller
Enterprise Module Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
2 February 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1305
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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
2016 February 1 21:27 GMT
Base - 4.3
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the web framework of the Cisco Application Policy
Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) could allow an
unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute a cross-site scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of HTML entities
returned to the end user. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by
convincing a user to access a malicious link. An exploit could allow the
attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the affected site.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability.
Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)
release 1.1 is vulnerable.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
Workarounds are not available.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco
Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and
review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain
sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software
configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If
the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any
public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described
in this advisory.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release - Final 2016-February-01
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