Cisco Data Center Network Manager Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-20200219-dcnm-priv-esc)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 140721
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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 11.3(1) and is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the REST API endpoint due to insufficient access control validation. An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating with a low-privilege account and sending a crafted request to the API. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to interact with the API with administrative privileges. Please see the included Cisco BID and Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvs04007

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140721

File Name: cisco-sa-20200219-dcnm-priv-esc.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/22/2020

Updated: 9/25/2020

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

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3112

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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:2.3: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: 2/19/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3112