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  Cisco Common Services Platform Collector Static Credential Vulnerabilit
                               14 March 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Cisco Common Services Platform Collector
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-1723  

Original Bulletin: 

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Cisco Common Services Platform Collector Static Credential Vulnerability

Priority:        Critical

Advisory ID:     cisco-sa-20190313-cspcscv

First Published: 2019 March 13 16:00 GMT

Version 1.0:     Final

Workarounds:     Yes

Cisco Bug IDs:   CSCvo38510



CVSS Score:


  o A vulnerability in the Cisco Common Services Platform Collector (CSPC)
    could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access an affected
    device by using an account that has a default, static password. This
    account does not have administrator privileges.

    The vulnerability exists because the affected software has a user account
    with a default, static password. An attacker could exploit this
    vulnerability by remotely connecting to the affected system using this
    account. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to log in to the
    CSPC using the default account.

    Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
    are workarounds that address this vulnerability.

    This advisory is available at the following link:

Affected Products

  o Vulnerable Products

    This vulnerability affects Cisco CSPC releases 2.7.2 through and
    all releases of 2.8.x prior to

    Administrators can check the release that is running on a device by using
    the show version command. The following example shows the output for a CSPC
    running Release 2.8.1:

    admin# show version
        Build-name   : Collection Platform Software 2.8.1

        Version      : sp-30.1.1-0-0-lnx64

    Note: Cisco Smart Net Total Care (SmartNet) Network Collector and Cisco
    Partner Support Service (PSS) Network Collector use Cisco CSPC.

    Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

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


  o For workaround assistance, customers can open a service request with the
    Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or contact their primary Network
    Consulting Engineer if they are subscribed to Cisco Network Optimization
    Service (NOS) or Cisco Business Critical Services (BCS).

Fixed Software

  o 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:

    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

    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:

    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

    Fixed Releases

    For Cisco CSPC 2.7.x, Cisco fixed this vulnerability in Release

    For Cisco CSPC 2.8.x, Cisco fixed this vulnerability in Release

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

     1. Click Browse all .
     2. Choose Cloud and Systems Management > Services > Common Services
        Platform Collector (CSPC) .
     3. Access releases using the left pane of the Common Services Platform
        Collector (CSPC) page.

Exploitation and Public Announcements

  o 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.


  o Cisco would like to thank David Coomber for reporting this vulnerability.

Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy

  o 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.


  o https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190313-cspcscv

Revision History

  o +---------+--------------------------+---------+--------+----------------+
    | Version |       Description        | Section | Status |      Date      |
    | 1.0     | Initial public release.  | -       | Final  | 2019-March-13  |

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