#VU49585 Unprotected storage of credentials

Published: 2021-01-13 | Updated: 2021-01-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU49585

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1126


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco Firepower Management Center
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls



The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to other users' credentials.

The vulnerability exists due to clear-text storage and weak permissions of related configuration files. A local user can view the credentials that are used to access the proxy server.

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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Firepower Management Center: before 6.7.0


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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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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