Cisco Security Advisory

Number: AV15-121
Date: December 10, 2015


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a Cisco Security Advisory.


Successful exploitation of a vulnerability in the Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance (PCA) application could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely login to the system shell with the default cmuser user account and access the shell with a limited set of permissions.

This vulnerability could allow an attacker to access password files, system logs, and other Cisco PCA database information.

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-6389

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

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