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computer vulnerability bulletin 18918

Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning: privilege escalation via the admininistrationinterface

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can send a specially crafted command to the administration interface of Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning, in order to get administration privileges on the operating system.
Vulnerable products: Prime Collaboration Assurance, Prime Collaboration Manager, Prime Infrastructure.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights.
Hacker's origin: privileged account.
Creation date: 10/02/2016.
Références of this bulletin: CERTFR-2016-AVI-061, cisco-sa-20160209-pcp, VIGILANCE-VUL-18918.

Description of the vulnerability

The Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning product includes a command line interface for administration purpose.

However, this program does not rightly validate its input, and there are some command strings that provides access to a root shell on the underlying Linux system.

An attacker can therefore send a specially crafted command to the administration interface of Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning, in order to get administration privileges on the operating system.
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