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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco AMP for Endpoints Static Key Vulnerability
23 October 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco AMP for Endpoints for Windows
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-12317
Comment: The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is aware
of public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that
is described in this advisory.
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints Static Key Vulnerability
2017 October 20 21:00 GMT
Cisco Bug IDs:
On October 20th, 2017, Cisco PSIRT was notified by the internal
product team of a security vulnerability in the Cisco AMP For
Endpoints application that would allow an authenticated, local
attacker to access a static key value stored in the local application
The vulnerability is due to the use of a static key value stored in
the application used to encrypt the connector protection password. An
attacker could exploit this vulnerability by gaining local,
administrative access to a Windows host and stopping the Cisco AMP for
Workarounds that address this vulnerability are available.
This advisory is available at the following link:
This vulnerability affects Cisco AMP for Endpoints for Windows
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
Cisco AMP for Endpoints for MacOS and Linux are not affected by this
Administrators may disable administrative privileges on the Windows
machines that have Cisco AMP for Endpoints installed.
For information about fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug
ID(s) at the top of this advisory.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly
consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from
the Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, to determine exposure
and a complete upgrade solution.
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 aware of
public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is
described in this advisory.
This vulnerability was reported to Cisco by the internal product team.
Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and
publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document
also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving
security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. Final 2017-October-20
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