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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
30 June 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1416
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
2016 June 29 16:00 GMT
Base - 10.0
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
authentication for Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning could allow an
unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication. The attacker could
be granted full administrator privileges.
The vulnerability is due to an improper implementation of LDAP authentication.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging into a targeted device
that is configured for LDAP authentication. Successful exploitation of this
vulnerability could grant the attacker full administrator privileges.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are
no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning software version 10.6 with Service Pack
2 (SP2) installed is the only vulnerable version.
To determine whether a vulnerable version of Cisco Prime Collaboration
Provisioning Software is running, administrators can use the show version
command at the command-line interface (CLI) and check if Current patch version
: 10.6.0.10602 is displayed. This indicated that 10.6 SP2 is installed on the
cpcpserver/admin# show version
Cisco Application Deployment Engine OS Release:
ADE-OS Build Version:
ADE-OS System Architecture: x86_64
Copyright (c) 2005-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Version information of installed applications
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Version : 10.6.0.1015
Build Date : Fri Dec 19 00:29:48 2014
Install Date : Fri Dec 19 00:59:44 2014
Prime Collaboration Manager Patch information
Current patch version : 10.6.0.10602
Total Number of patches applied so far : 1
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect Cisco Prime
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability
described in this advisory. Customers may only install and expect support for
software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a license. By
installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such software upgrades,
customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco software license:
Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a valid
license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized re-seller
or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to software that
was previously purchased. Free security software updates do not entitle
customers to a new software license, additional software feature sets, or
major revision upgrades.
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.
Customers Without Service Contracts
Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service
contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but are
unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale should
obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC):
Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared to
provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free upgrade.
This vulnerability is fixed in Prime Collaboration Provisioning software
Patch_CSCuv37513_10.6_SP2.zip. The software can be downloaded from the
Software Center on Cisco.com by navigating to Products > Cloud and Systems
Management > Collaboration and Unified Communications Management > Prime
Collaboration > Prime Collaboration 10.6 > Prime Collaboration Patches.
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 during the resolution of a support case.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. - Final 2016-June-29
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