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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Cisco Security Agent Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Security Agent Management Center May Grant Administrative Access to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017148
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5660   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 1 2006
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.1 prior to Hotfix
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Cisco Security Agent Management Center when configured for LDAP authentication. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

When the system is configured to use an external LDAP server for authenticating administrators, a remote user can supply a valid username and a blank (i.e., zero length) password to gain administrative access to the management center application with the role privileges of the administrator.

A third party reported this vulnerability to Cisco.

Impact:   A remote user can gain administrative access.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.1 Hotfix

The Cisco advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.

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