Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Custom Binary Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 102779


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) is affected by one or more vulnerabilities. Please see the included Cisco BIDs and the Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID(s) CSCvc96087.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102779

File Name: cisco-sa-20170816-apic2-application_policy_infrastructure_controller.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2017/08/25

Modified: 2017/08/28

Dependencies: 91731

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cpe:/a:cisco:application_policy_infrastructure_controller

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco APIC Software

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6768

BID: 100363

OSVDB: 163612


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20170816-apic2

IAVA: 2017-A-0255