Cisco Security Advisory

Number: AV18-156
Date: 21 September 2018


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a security advisory released by Cisco.


Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager. A successful exploitation of that vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to log in to an affected system by using the root account, which has default, static user credentials.

Affected products:
- Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) Software Releases 7.10, 7.11, and 7.11.1 if the software was preinstalled by Cisco and is running on the following Cisco Connected Safety and Security Unified Computing System (UCS) platforms:

CVE Reference: CVE-2018-15427

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.

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