ESB-2017.2252 - [Cisco] Cisco SocialMiner: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-09-07

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                               ESB-2017.2252
       Cisco SocialMiner XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability
                             7 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco SocialMiner
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-12216  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170906-socmin

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Cisco SocialMiner XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability

Medium

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20170906-socmin

First Published: 2017 September 6 16:00 GMT

Version 1.0: Final

Workarounds: No workarounds available

Cisco Bug IDs:

CSCvf47946

CVSS Score:

Base 6.5

Base 6.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:X/RL:X/RC:X

CVE-2017-12216

CWE-200

Summary

A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco SocialMiner could 
allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to have read and write access to 
information stored in the affected system.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE) 
entries when parsing an XML file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability
by convincing the administrator of an affected system to import a crafted XML
file with malicious entries, which could allow the attacker to read and write
files and execute remote code within the application.

Additional information about XXE attacks and potential mitigations can be 
found at: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/XML_External_Entity_(XXE)_Processing

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170906-socmin

Affected Products

Vulnerable Products

This vulnerability affects Cisco SocialMiner. For information about affected 
software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s) at the top of this advisory.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this 
vulnerability.

Workarounds

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Fixed Software

For information about fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s) at
the top of this advisory.

When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly consult
the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the Cisco Security
Advisories and Alerts page, to determine exposure and a complete upgrade 
solution.

In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain
sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software 
configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If 
the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco 
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.

Exploitation and Public Announcements

The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any
public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described 
in this advisory.

Source

Cisco would like to thank security researcher Pawel Gocyla for finding and 
reporting this vulnerability.

URL

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170906-socmin

Revision History

Version 	Description 		Section Status 	Date

1.0 		Initial public release. -	Final 	2017-September-06

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