Advisory Details

November 24th, 2013

Cisco Data Center Network Manager processImageSave_jsp Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-254
ZDI-CAN-1766

CVE ID CVE-2013-5486
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Cisco
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 processImageSave_jsp servlet which contains an arbitrary file creation vulnerability. When the 'mode' argument of a GET request is set to 'save', a remote attacker can specify other arguments that allow for control of the data and location of the file. A remote attacker can abuse this to execute remote code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20130918-dcnm
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-02-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-11-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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