Cisco Data Center Network Manager Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-20180905-cdcnm-escalation)

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Data Center Network Manager is prior to version 11.0(1) and is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the web-based management interface due to incomplete validation of user input. An authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the target application in order to issue commands on the underlying operating system as the root user.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvi47733

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140653

File Name: cisco-sa-20180905-cdcnm-escalation.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/18/2020

Updated: 9/21/2020

Dependencies: cisco_prime_dcnm_installed_win.nasl, cisco_prime_dcnm_installed_linux.nasl, cisco_prime_dcnm_web_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-0440

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0440