#VU63500 Improper access control


Published: 2022-05-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63500

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20821

CWE-ID: CWE-284

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco IOS XR
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Cisco Systems, Inc

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to unrestricted access to the Redis instance running within the NOSi container, accessible via port 6379/tcp (the health check RPM opens this port by default). A remote non-authenticated attacker can connect to the Redis instance and obtain sensitive information or modify it.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco IOS XR: 7.3.3


CPE

External links
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-iosxr-redis-ABJyE5xK
http://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCwb82689


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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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