Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager 10.1.x < 10.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100993
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A network management system running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) installed on the remote host is 10.1.x prior to 10.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the role-based access control (RBAC) functionality due to a lack of authentication and authorization mechanisms for a debugging tool. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2017-6639)

- A flaw exists due to the presence of a default user account with a static password that is not automatically removed post-installation. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to login and gain root or system-level privileges. (CVE-2017-6640)

Note that this plugin determines if DCNM is vulnerable by checking the version number displayed in the web interface. However, the web interface is not available in older versions of DCNM.


Upgrade to Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager version 10.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100993

File Name: cisco-sa-20170607-dcnm.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 6/22/2017

Updated: 9/6/2018

Dependencies: cisco_prime_dcnm_web_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:prime_data_center_network_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/cisco_dcnm_web

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/7/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6639, CVE-2017-6640

BID: 98935, 98937