Cisco Data Center Network Manager Command Injection (cisco-sa-20200102-dcnm-comm-inject)

High Nessus Plugin ID 140632

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Data Center Network Manager is affected by a command injection vulnerability in the REST and SOAP API endpoints due to a failure to properly validate user-supplied input. An authenticated, remote attacker with administrative privileges can exploit this by sending a crafted request to the API in order to inject arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system (OS).

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCvr44798, CSCvr46507

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140632

File Name: cisco-sa-20200102-dcnm-comm-inject.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CISCO

Published: 2020/09/17

Updated: 2020/09/18

Dependencies: 67244, 67245, 67246

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-15978

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:data_center_network_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco Prime DCNM, installed_sw/cisco_dcnm_web

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15978, CVE-2019-15979