Vulnerability CVE-2021-1578


Published: 2021-08-25   Modified: 2021-08-26

Description:
A vulnerability in an API endpoint of Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and Cisco Cloud Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cloud APIC) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to elevate privileges to Administrator on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to an improper policy default setting. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using a non-privileged credential for Cisco ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO) to send a specific API request to a managed Cisco APIC or Cloud APIC device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain Administrator credentials on the affected device.

Type:

CWE-755

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
9/10
10/10
8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Cisco -> Application policy infrastructure controller 
Cisco -> Cloud application policy infrastructure controller 

 References:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-capic-pesc-pkmGK4J

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