Date: 10 February 2016
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Local Privilege
10 February 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Prime Collaboration
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1320
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Local Privilege Escalation
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160209-pcp
Published: 2016 February 9 22:00 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Base - 4.3
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the command-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco Prime
Collaboration server could allow an authenticated, local 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 Prime Collaboration versions 9.0 and 11.0 are vulnerable.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
Workarounds are not 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
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.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release Final 2016-February-09
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