ESB-2018.3759 - [Cisco] Cisco Energy Management Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-12-05

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                               ESB-2018.3759
  Cisco Energy Management Suite Default PostgreSQL Password Vulnerability
                              5 December 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco Energy Management Suite
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Modify Arbitrary Files   -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-0468  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181204-ems-sql-passwrd

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Cisco Energy Management Suite Default PostgreSQL Password Vulnerability

Priority: Medium
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20181204-ems-sql-passwrd
First Published: 2018 December 4 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Workarounds: Yes
Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvm09173

CVE-2018-0468
CVSS Score: Base 7.1
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:X/RL:X/RC:X

Summary

  * 
    A vulnerability in the configuration of a local database installed as part
    of the Cisco Energy Management Suite (CEMS) could allow an authenticated,
    local attacker to access and alter confidential data.

    The vulnerability is due to the installation of the PostgreSQL database
    with unchanged default access credentials. An attacker could exploit this
    vulnerability by logging in to the machine where CEMS is installed and
    establishing a local connection to the database.

    The fix for this vulnerability randomizes the database access password in
    new installations; however, the fix will not change the password for
    existing installations. Users are required to manually change the password,
    as documented in the Workarounds section of this advisory.

    There are workarounds that address this vulnerability.

    This advisory is available at the following link:
    https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181204-ems-sql-passwrd

Affected Products

  * Vulnerable Products

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

    Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

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

Workarounds

  * Users of existing installations can change the database access password by
    following the instructions in the Release Notes document under the "Reset
    PostgreSQL database password" section.

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 Chris Lyne from Tenable for reporting this
    vulnerability.

URL

  * https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/
    cisco-sa-20181204-ems-sql-passwrd

Revision History

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    | Version |        Description        | Section | Status |       Date        |
    |---------+---------------------------+---------+--------+-------------------|
    | 1.0     | Initial public release.   | -       | Final  | 2018-December-04  |
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