CVE-2019-12643

HIGH

Description

A vulnerability in the Cisco REST API virtual service container for Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication on the managed Cisco IOS XE device. The vulnerability is due to an improper check performed by the area of code that manages the REST API authentication service. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting malicious HTTP requests to the targeted device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain the token-id of an authenticated user. This token-id could be used to bypass authentication and execute privileged actions through the interface of the REST API virtual service container on the affected Cisco IOS XE device. The REST API interface is not enabled by default and must be installed and activated separately on IOS XE devices. See the Details section for more information.

References

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190828-iosxe-rest-auth-bypass

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-08-28

Updated: 2019-10-09

Type: CWE-287

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

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

Impact Score: 6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: CRITICAL