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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center Policy Code for VMware
Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
26 October 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-6335
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center Policy Code for VMware Privilege Escalation
2015 October 19 10:00 GMT
Base - 4.0
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the policy code of Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center
for VMware could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to access the
underlying Linux operating system with the privileges of the root user.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied
input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by bypassing policy
restrictions and executing commands on the underlying operating system. The
user needs to log in to the device with valid administrator-level credentials.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability.
Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available. This advisory
is available at the following link:
Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center for VMware versions 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11,
and 6.0.0 are vulnerable.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
No workarounds are available.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the
Cisco Security Advisories and Responses archive at
http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and review subsequent advisories to determine
exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to upgrade 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.
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the
Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without
contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance
Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. Final 2015-October-19
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