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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager
JSON Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
24 May 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1406
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager JSON
Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160523-pi-epnm
Published: 2016 May 23 21:20 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Base - 6.5
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the application programming interface (API) web interface
of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Evolved Programmable Network
Manager could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to perform privilege
escalation on the affected device. The attacker can escalate privileges to the
root level in most cases.
The vulnerability is due to incorrect role-based access control (RBAC)
evaluation when a low-privileged user requests a web page or service that
should be restricted. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by
performing reconnaissance attacks to the application web pages and services to
identify potential devices of interest. The attacker could then craft an HTTP
the targeted sensitive data. An exploit could allow the attacker to perform
privilege escalation on the applications to the root level and access
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:
The following Cisco products are affected:
Cisco Prime Infrastructure prior to version 3.1
Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager prior to version 1.2.4
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-May-23
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