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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
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
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1420
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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Binary Files Privilege
2016 June 9 20:34 GMT
2016 June 9 08:00 GMT
Base - 6.8
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
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:
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
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
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
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.
This vulnerability was found and reported by Security Researcher Mgr. Lubomir
Vesely in representation of the company Aliter Technologies, a.s.
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
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