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Cisco Data Center Network Manager downloadServlet Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-13-256: 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 DownloadServlet. Without prior authentication, an attacker could invoke the DownloadServlet to disclose an arbitrary file from the file system. With this information, a remote attacker could abuse this to execute arbitrary code against the target server.

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