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Improper Authentication in Cisco Firepower Management Center



Published: 2020-01-24
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-16028
CWE ID CWE-287
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco Firepower Management Center
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16028

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication responses from an external authentication server. A remote attacker can send specially crafted HTTP requests and gain administrative access to the web-based management interface of the affected device.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website or update to following patches:

  • Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_S3_Hotfix_ES-6.1.0.8-2.sh
  • Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_S3_Hotfix_DO-6.2.3.16-3.sh.REL.tar
  • Cisco_Firepower_Mgmt_Center_Hotfix_AI-6.3.0.6-2.sh.REL.tar
  • Cisco_Firepower_Mgmt_Center_Hotfix_U-6.4.0.7-2.sh.REL.tar (for releases 6.4.0.5 and later)
  • Cisco_Firepower_Mgmt_Center_Hotfix_T-6.4.0.5-1.sh.REL.tar (for releases 6.4.0.4 and earlier)

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Firepower Management Center: -, 6.1.0, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0, 6.4.0, 6.5.0

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20200122-fmc-auth

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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