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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Web Security Appliance Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Web Security Appliance Python Pickle Module Bugs Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032097
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032097
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0692, CVE-2015-0693   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 13 2015
Original Entry Date:  Apr 13 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.5.0-ise-147, possilby other versions
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco Web Security Appliance. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can submit specially crafted serialized objects to exploit a flaw in the pickle Python module in the status checking process for support remote access tunnels to execute arbitrary Python code on the target system [CVE-2015-0692].

The vendor has assigned bug ID bug ID CSCut39230 to this vulnerability.

A local user can submit a specially crafted pickle file to exploit a flaw in the status checking process for support remote access tunnels to execute arbitrary Python code on the target system [CVE-2015-0693].

The vendor has assigned bug ID bug ID CSCut39259 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=38305
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=38306

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=38305 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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