18 July 2019
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2019.2675 Cisco FindIT Network Management Software Static Credentials Vulnerability 18 July 2019 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Cisco FindIT Publisher: Cisco Systems Operating System: Cisco Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Console/Physical Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2019-1919 Original Bulletin: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190717-cfnm-statcred - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Cisco FindIT Network Management Software Static Credentials Vulnerability Priority: High Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20190717-cfnm-statcred First Published: 2019 July 17 16:00 GMT Version 1.0: Final Workarounds: YesCisco Bug IDs: CSCvo93538 CVE-2019-1919 CWE-798 CVSS Score: 8.4 AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:X/RL:X/RC:X Summary o A vulnerability in the Cisco FindIT Network Management Software virtual machine (VM) images could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker who has access to the VM console to log in to the device with a static account that has root privileges. The vulnerability is due to the presence of an account with static credentials in the underlying Linux operating system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to the command line of the affected VM with the static account. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to log in with root -level privileges. Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are workarounds that address this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/ cisco-sa-20190717-cfnm-statcred Affected Products o Vulnerable Products This vulnerability affects only Cisco FindIT Network Manager and Cisco FindIT Network Probe Release 1.1.4 if these products are using Cisco-supplied VM images. No other releases or deployment models are known to be vulnerable. Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory are known to be affected by this vulnerability. Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility or Cisco FindIT Plugin for Kaseya. Workarounds o As a workaround, administrators may issue the following command at a shell prompt on the local VM, disabling access to the root account. > sudo passwd -dl root Fixed Software o 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: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/end-user-license-agreement.html Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized reseller 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 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. 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 TAC: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tsd-cisco-worldwide-contacts.html 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. Fixed Releases Customers are advised to upgrade to an appropriate fixed software release as indicated in the following table: Cisco FindIT Network Management Recommended Release for This Software Release Vulnerability Prior to 1.1.4 Not vulnerable 1.1.4 2.0 2.0.0 Not vulnerable Exploitation and Public Announcements o 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 o This vulnerability was found during internal security testing. Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy o 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. URL o https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/ cisco-sa-20190717-cfnm-statcred Revision History o +---------+---------------------------+---------+--------+---------------+ | Version | Description | Section | Status | Date | +---------+---------------------------+---------+--------+---------------+ | 1.0 | Initial public release. | - | Final | 2019-July-17 | +---------+---------------------------+---------+--------+---------------+ - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. 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