ESB-2018.2833 - ALERT [Cisco] Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Appliance: Root compromise - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-09-24

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                               ESB-2018.2833
 Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Appliance Default Password Vulnerability
                             24 September 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Appliance
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-15427  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180921-vsm

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Cisco Security Advisory

Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Appliance Default Password Vulnerability

Critical		
Advisory ID:		cisco-sa-20180921-vsm	
First Published:	2018 September 21 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0:		Final
Workarounds:		No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:		CSCvm52231

CVE-2018-15427
CWE-798
 
CVSS Score:		Base 9.8r
CVSS:			3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:X/RL:X/RC:X

Summary

  * A vulnerability in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) Software running
    on certain Cisco Connected Safety and Security Unified Computing System
    (UCS) platforms could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in
    to an affected system by using the root account, which has default, static
    user credentials.

    The vulnerability is due to the presence of undocumented, default, static
    user credentials for the root account of the affected software on certain
    systems. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using the account
    to log in to an affected system. A successful exploit could allow the
    attacker to log in to the affected system and execute arbitrary commands as
    the root user.

    Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. 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-20180921-vsm

Affected Products

  * Vulnerable Products

    This vulnerability affects Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) Software
    Releases 7.10, 7.11, and 7.11.1 if the software was preinstalled by Cisco
    and is running on the following Cisco Connected Safety and Security Unified
    Computing System (UCS) platforms:

      + CPS-UCSM4-1RU-K9
      + CPS-UCSM4-2RU-K9
      + KIN-UCSM5-1RU-K9
      + KIN-UCSM5-2RU-K9

    Determine the Platform

    To determine whether Cisco VSM Software is running on the Cisco Connected
    Safety and Security UCS platform, administrators can do the following:

     1. Log in to Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager
     2. Choose System Settings > Server
     3. Click the General tab

    The value in the Model field indicates which platform the software is
    running on. If the value is VMware Virtual Platform, the system is not
    vulnerable. If the value is the bare-metal hardware product ID, the
    software is running on the Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS
    platform. If the product ID matches the product ID of a vulnerable platform
    , the system may be vulnerable, depending on which Cisco VSM Software
    release is running on the system and whether Cisco preinstalled the
    software.

    Determine the Cisco VSM Release

    To determine which Cisco VSM Software release is running on a system,
    administrators can do the following:

     1. Log in to Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager
     2. Choose System Settings > Server
     3. Click the General tab

    The value in the SW Version field indicates which Cisco VSM Software
    release is running on the system. If the value is 7.10.0-xxx, 7.11.0-xxx,
    or 7.11.1-xxx, the system may be vulnerable, depending on which platform
    the software is running on.

    The software release number also appears on the Cisco Video Surveillance
    Operations Manager log in page.

    Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

    Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory
    are known to be affected by this vulnerability.

    Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect:

      + Cisco VSM Software Releases 7.9 and earlier
      + Cisco VSM Software Releases 7.10, 7.11, and 7.11.1 running on
        CPS-UCSM4-1RU-K9 and CPS-UCSM4-1RU-K9 platforms if Cisco VSM Software
        Release 7.9 or earlier was preinstalled on the platform by Cisco and
        the software was subsequently upgraded to Release 7.10, 7.11, or 7.11.1
        by the customer
      + Cisco VSM Software that is running on the VMware ESXi platform

Details

  * This vulnerability exists because the root account of the affected software
    was not disabled before Cisco installed the software on the vulnerable
    platforms, and default, static user credentials exist for the account. The
    user credentials are not documented publicly.

Workarounds

  * There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability

Fixed Software

  * Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability
    described in this advisory. Customers may only install and expect support
    for software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a
    license. By installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such
    software upgrades, customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco
    software license:
    https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/end-user-license-agreement.html

    Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a
    valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized
    reseller or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to
    software that was previously purchased. Free security software updates do
    not entitle customers to a new software license, additional software
    feature sets, or major revision upgrades.

    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.

    Customers Without Service Contracts

    Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service
    contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but
    are unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale
    should obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco TAC:
    https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tsd-cisco-worldwide-contacts.html

    Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared
    to provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free
    upgrade.

    Fixed Releases

    Cisco fixed this vulnerability in Cisco VSM Software Release 7.12.

    Customers are advised to upgrade to an appropriate release as indicated in
    the following table:

    Cisco VSM Release           First Fixed Release
    Prior to 7.9                Not vulnerable
    7.9                         Not vulnerable
    7.10                        Vulnerable, contact the Cisco TAC
    7.11                        Vulnerable, contact the Cisco TAC
    7.12                        Not vulnerable

Customers who do not want to upgrade to Cisco VSM Software Release 7.12 should
    contact the Cisco TAC for further assistance.

    Customers can download Cisco VSM Software from the Software Center on
    Cisco.com by doing the following:

     1. Click Browse All
     2. Navigate to Connected Safety and Security > IP Video Surveillance >
        Video Surveillance Manager > Video Surveillance Media Server Software
     3. Access releases by using the left pane of the Video Surveillance
        Manager page

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

  * This vulnerability was found during internal security testing.

Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy

  * To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and
    publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also
    contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security
    vulnerability information from Cisco.

Subscribe to Cisco Security Notifications

  * Subscribe

URL

  * https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/
    cisco-sa-20180921-vsm

Revision History

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    | Version |       Description        | Section | Status |        Date        |
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    | 1.0     | Initial public release.  |         | Final  | 2018-September-21  |
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