Date: 04 March 2016
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Prime Infrastructure XML External Entity Denial of
4 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1358
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco Prime Infrastructure XML External Entity Denial of Service Vulnerability
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160302-cpi
Published: 2016 March 3 00:00 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Base - 5.5
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to have read access to
confidential information stored in the affected system. In addition, the
attacker could cause a partial denial of service (DoS) condition due to
manipulation of system resources.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE)
when parsing an XML file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by
convincing the authenticated administrator of the affected system to import a
crafted XML file. An exploit could allow the attacker to view confidential
files or cause a DoS condition.
Cisco has not 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 Infrastructure versions 2.2, 3.0, and 3.1(0.0) are affected.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
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-March-03
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