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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Identity Services Engine Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Identity Services Engine Support Tunnel Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040717
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040717
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0275   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 19 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Identity Services Engine. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the support tunnel feature to unlock the support user account and obtain the tunnel password and device serial number and execute arbitrary system commands on the target system with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvf54409 to this vulnerability.

An anonymous security researcher reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180418-ise

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180418-ise (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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