A vulnerability in the web framework of the Cisco Firepower Management Center could allow authenticated, remote attackers to elevate privileges to access data outside their roles.
The vulnerability is due to improper authorization checks for authenticated users of the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the affected web page. Successful exploitation could allow attackers to access sensitive information for which they are not authorized by the Firepower Management Center.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link: https://sec.cloudapps.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160928-fmc1
Vulnerable ProductsCisco Firepower Management Center running on Cisco FireSIGHT System Software is vulnerable. For information about affected releases, see the associated Cisco bug, which is accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool.
Products Confirmed Not VulnerableNo other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this vulnerability.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco provides information about fixed software in Cisco bugs, which are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2016-September-28
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