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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2016.1459 Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Binary Files Privilege Escalation Vulnerability 10 June 2016 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Publisher: Cisco Systems Operating System: Cisco Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2016-1420 Original Bulletin: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160609-apic - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Binary Files Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Medium Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160609-apic Last Updated: 2016 June 9 20:34 GMT Published: 2016 June 9 08:00 GMT Version 1.1: Final CVSS Score: Base - 6.8 Workarounds: No workarounds available Cisco Bug IDs: CSCuz72347 CVE-2016-1420 CWE-264 Summary A vulnerability in the installation procedure for Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) devices could allow an authenticated, local attacker to gain root-level privileges. The vulnerability is due to the use of incorrect installation and permissions settings for binary files during installation of the system software on a device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to the device and escalating their privileges. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to gain root-level privileges and take full control of the device. 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: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160609-apic Affected Products Vulnerable Products Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Software releases prior to 1.3(2f) are vulnerable. Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this vulnerability. Workarounds There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability. Fixed Software Cisco provides information about fixed software in Cisco bugs, which are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. 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 solution. In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to upgrade 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. Source This vulnerability was found and reported by Security Researcher Mgr. Lubomir Vesely in representation of the company Aliter Technologies, a.s. URL http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160609-apic Revision History Version Description Section Status Date 1.1 Updated content in the Source section. Source Final 2016-June-09 1.0 Initial public release. Final 2016-June-09 Legal Disclaimer THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. 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