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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Unified Computing System Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Unified Computing System Invicta Default SSH Key Lets Remote Users Access the Target System with Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035496
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035496
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1313   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 6 2016
Impact:   Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Unified Computing System Invicta. A remote user can gain root access to the target system.

The intra-process communication component uses a default SSH private key. A remote user can use the key to gain root access to the target system.

The following devices are affected:

Whiptail Racerunner
Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System and Appliance
Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCun71294 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain root access to the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Scaling System and Appliance Software 5.0.1.3b; C3124SA Appliance Software 5.0.1.2c).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160406-ucs

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160406-ucs (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.


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