Advisory Details

November 24th, 2013

Cisco Data Center Network Manager fileUploadServlet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-255
ZDI-CAN-1767

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 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:
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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