Improper authorization in Cisco Identity Services Engine

Published: 2020-01-09
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-15255
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco Identity Services Engine
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU24159

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-15255

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to bypass authorization and access sensitive information related to the device.

The vulnerability exists in the web-based management interface due to the affected software fails to sanitize URLs before it handles requests. A remote user can submit a specially crafted URL and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Identity Services Engine: 2.2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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