Cisco APIC-EM 1.x < 1.5 Unauthorized Access (credentialed check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104479
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A network management system running on the remote host is affected by an unauthorized access vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) application running on the remote host is 1.x prior to 1.5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability within the firewall configuration of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) that could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to gain privileged access to services only available on the internal network of the device.


Upgrade to version 1.5 as referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20171101-apicem.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104479

File Name: cisco_apic_1_5.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 11/9/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: cisco_apic_webui_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12262


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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:application_policy_infrastructure_controller_enterprise_module

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco APIC-EM

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/1/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12262

BID: 101647


IAVA: 2017-A-0321

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20171101-apicem