TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Cisco Data Center Network Manager fileUploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-255: November 24th, 2013


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Data Center Network Manager

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Cisco Data Center Network Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FileUploadServlet. Multiple arguments of a multipart form request are vulnerable to directory traversal attacks. A remote attacker can abuse this to execute remote code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-02-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-11-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod