Privilege escalation in Cisco SD-WAN



Published: 2020-01-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3115
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco SD-WAN
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU24682

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3115

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient input validation in the CLI. A local user can send a specially crafted file and elevate privileges to root-level privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco SD-WAN: 18.4.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20200122-sdwan-priv-esc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to open a a specially crafted file.

The attacker would have to login to the system and perform certain actions in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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