Executive Summary

Title Cisco Firepower Management Center Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Name cisco-sa-20160817-firepower First vendor Publication 2016-08-17
Vendor Cisco Last vendor Modification 2016-08-17
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 8 Authentication Requires single instance
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A vulnerability in the web-based GUI of Cisco Firepower Management Center and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500-X Series with FirePOWER Services could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts on the affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to the affected device. Successful exploitation could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts configured on the device.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.

This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160817-firepower BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE Comment: GPGTools - https://gpgtools.org

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Original Source

Url : http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco (...)

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 5

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2016-08-18 Cisco FirePOWER Management Center pjb.cgi privilege escalation attempt
RuleID : 39898 - Revision : 1 - Type : SERVER-WEBAPP

Alert History

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Date Informations
2016-08-19 17:24:59
  • Multiple Updates
2016-08-19 00:25:04
  • Multiple Updates
2016-08-17 21:23:34
  • First insertion