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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller SSH Key Handling Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033793
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033793
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6333   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 13 2015
Impact:   User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1j
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The system does not properly validate SSH keys added by local users. A local user can add an SSH key to their local account and then gain elevated privileges on the local shell and perform unauthorized actions.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuw46076 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 advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151012-apic

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151012-apic (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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