Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-20190501-apic-priv-escalation)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139324


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) is affected by a vulnerability in the FUSE filesystem functionality. This is due to insufficient input validation of CLI commands.
An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this by alter certain definitions in a affected file, allowing them to execute commands and gain root privilages.

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and Cisco Security Advisory for more information


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvn09779

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139324

File Name: cisco-sa-20190501-apic-priv-escalation.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2020/08/05

Updated: 2020/08/07

Dependencies: 91731

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1682

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco APIC Software

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1682

BID: 108129