Cisco Default Credentials Vulnerability and Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Number: AL16-003
Date: 20 January 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this alert is to bring attention to critical software updates recently made available that address disclosed vulnerabilities in two Cisco products.

Assessment

CCIRC is aware of recently disclosed vulnerabilities in following two Cisco products.

CVE-2015-6412: Cisco Modular Encoding Platform D9036 Software Default Credentials Vulnerability
A vulnerability in Cisco Modular Encoding Platform D9036 Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in to the system shell with the privileges of the root user.

CVE-2015-6435: Cisco Unified Computing System Manager and Cisco Firepower 9000 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

A vulnerability in a CGI script in the Cisco UCS Manager and the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series appliance could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager or the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series appliance.

Suggested action

Due to the elevated risk presented by these vulnerabilities, CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly. CCIRC recommends that priority is given to these patches.

References

Cisco Modular Encoding Platform D9036 Software Default Credentials Vulnerability
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160120-d9036

Cisco Unified Computing System Manager and Cisco Firepower 9000 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160120-ucsm

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