CVE-2018-15444

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Description

A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Energy Management Suite Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read and write access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE) entries when parsing certain XML files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user of an affected system to import a crafted XML file with malicious entries, which could allow the attacker to read and write files within the affected application.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105860

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181107-ems-xml-xxe

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2018-36

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-11-08

Updated: 2019-10-09

Type: CWE-611

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 6.8

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 5.2

Exploitability Score: 2.1

Severity: HIGH