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[R1] Cisco Energy Management Suite Default PostgreSQL Credentials

Medium

Synopsis

Tenable has discovered that default credentials for PostgreSQL are used in Cisco Energy Management.

Default PostgreSQL Credentials

Default credentials are used by Cisco Energy Management to access a local PostgreSQL database. This database stores application data, including user password hashes. In order to exploit this vulnerability, [by default] an attacker must have local access to the host operating system; however, this depends on the configuration of PostgreSQL.

The default credentials for the PostgreSQL database are:

Username: postgres
Password: Pemadmin123!

The hard-coded password is checked for several times throughout the codebase. Additionally, the password is stored in jemprocessor.conf as ciphertext; however, this password may be decrypted using the application secret key.

As stated above, by default, an attacker must have local access to exploit this issue. This is due to the configuration of the PostgreSQL server. If a system administrator were to modify the configuration to allow external network connections, a remote access vector would be created.

Solution

Upgrade to Cisco Energy Management version 5.2.3.

Disclosure Timeline

08/20/2018 - Vulnerability discovered.
08/20/2018 - Vulnerability disclosed to Cisco PSIRT. 11/19/18 is 90 day deadline.
08/20/2018 - Cisco assigns case ID PSIRT-0081366673 and creates bug ID CSCvm09173.
09/12/2018 - Tenable asks for an update and when a patch will be released.
09/12/2018 - Cisco states they are operating under 11/19 deadline.
10/10/2018 - Cisco asks for extension with 12/4 disclosure date of all related vulnerabilities.
10/10/2018 - Tenable agrees to delay disclosure until 12/4.
11/07/2018 - Cisco releases security advisories for two related bugs.
11/08/2018 - Tenable inquires about this bug, as it was not disclosed.
11/17/2018 - Cisco replies that this bug might be disclosed after the new year.
11/27/2018 - Cisco replies again and says 12/4 is still the disclosure date.
12/04/2018 - Cisco issues an advisory.

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Risk Information

CVE ID: CVE-2018-0468
Tenable Advisory ID: TRA-2018-42
Credit:
Chris Lyne
CVSSv2 Base / Temporal Score:
5.9 / 5.1
CVSSv2 Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:M/C:C/I:C/A:N
Affected Products:
Cisco Energy Management 4.4 and 5.2.x < 5.2.3
Risk Factor:
Medium
Additional Keywords:
CSCvm09173

Advisory Timeline

12-05-2018 - [R1] Initial Release

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