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ESB-2016.0663 - [Cisco] Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution: Access privileged data - Console/physical

Date: 11 March 2016

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                               ESB-2016.0663
 Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution Default Decryption Key Vulnerability
                               11 March 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Console/Physical
Resolution:        None
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-1360  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160310-prime-lms

Comment: While Cisco Systems has not released updates to fix this 
         vulnerability, users can mitigate it to a certain extent by 
         restricting console access.

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Cisco Security Advisory

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution Default Decryption Key Vulnerability

Medium

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160310-prime-lms

Published: 2016 March 10 08:00 GMT

Version 1.0: Final

CVSS Score:

Base - 3.0

Workarounds:

No workarounds available

Cisco Bug IDs:

CSCuw85390

CVE-2016-1360

CWE-200

Summary

A vulnerability in Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS) could allow an 
authenticated, local attacker to decrypt and access data fields in LMS 
databases that are used to manage devices in Cisco networks.

The vulnerability is due to the presence of a default database decryption key
that is shared across installations of Cisco Prime LMS. An authenticated, 
local attacker who has both local connectivity to the console and a valid 
account on the operating system of a device on which LMS is installed could 
exploit this vulnerability by obtaining the default, hard-coded key from the 
device file system. The attacker could use the key to connect to and decrypt 
all the data in the LMS database that is used to managed devices in the 
network, and access all the fields in the database. After obtaining the key, 
the attacker can use the key to access the database locally or via a remote 
connection to LMS.

Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link: 
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160310-prime-lms

Affected Products

Vulnerable Products

All versions of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS) are vulnerable.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this 
vulnerability.

 Workarounds

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Fixed Software

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.

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.

URL

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160310-prime-lms

Revision History

Version 	Description			Section 	Status 		Date

1.0 		Initial public release. 			Final 		2016-March-10

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users of Cisco products.

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