Privilege escalation in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller

Published: 2017-11-02
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-12262
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller
Web applications / Remote management & hosting panels

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Privilege escalation


Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-12262

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows an adjacent attacker to gain privileged access to the target device.

The weakness exists within the firewall configuration of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) due to incorrect firewall rule. An adjacent attacker can send traffic to the public interface to be forwarded to the internal virtual network of the APIC-EM and gain access to services listening on the internal network with elevated privileges.


Update to version 1.5.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller: 1.4

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.