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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Industrial Network Director Configuration Data
Information Disclosure Vulnerability
5 September 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Industrial Network Director
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-1976
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Cisco Industrial Network Director Configuration Data Information Disclosure
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20190904-ind
First Published: 2019 September 4 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Workarounds: No workarounds availableCisco Bug IDs: CSCvn44649
o A vulnerability in the "plug-and-play" services component of Cisco
Industrial Network Director (IND) could allow an unauthenticated, remote
attacker to access sensitive information on an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to improper access restrictions on the web-based
management interface. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by
sending a crafted HTTP request to an affected device. A successful exploit
could allow the attacker to access running configuration information about
devices managed by the IND, including administrative credentials.
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:
o Vulnerable Products
Cisco IND releases earlier than Release 1.6.0 are affected when
plug-and-play services are enabled. Plug-and-play services are not enabled
To verify whether plug-and-play services are enabled, administrators can
use the web-based management interface. Choose Design > Plug and Play >
Profiles , and look for a plug-and-play profile under the serial number of
the managed device. If a profile exists, plug-and-play services are
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory
are known to be affected by this vulnerability.
o Cisco IND can function as a plug-and-play server to deploy system-supported
network devices with an initial configuration. To enable plug-and-play
services, a network administrator must create a plug-and-play profile with
the configuration template to be applied and the plug-and-play match
criteria, including the device serial number and the optional software
image(s). If an administrator does not create a plug-and-play profile on an
IND, then the IND does not function as a plug-and-play server.
o There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
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
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
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:
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
Cisco fixed this vulnerability in Cisco IND releases 1.6.0 and later.
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.
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.
| Version | Description | Section | Status | Date |
| 1.0 | Initial public | - | Final | 2019-September-04 |
| | release. | | | |
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