Saturday, December 9, 2023

Cisco Security Updates – RCE Flaw in Cisco Industrial Network Director Let Hackers Gain Admin Level Access

Cisco released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities that reside in Cisco utilities includes a remote code execution flaw that affected Cisco Industrial Network Director.

This new Cisco security updates release with the fixes for 9 vulnerabilities, in which, two vulnerabilities marked as high severity and rest of the 7 vulnerabilities are categorized under medium severity.

Remote code execution resides in software update feature of Cisco Industrial Network Director let remote attacker authenticate the system remotely to execute the arbitrary code and take full control of the vulnerable system.

“The vulnerability ( CVE-2019-1861) is due to improper validation of files uploaded to the affected application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the affected system”

Cisco fixed this vulnerability in its new software releases 1.6.0 for Cisco Industrial Network Director.

Another high severity vulnerability ( CVE-2019-1845) that affected Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM&P Service, Cisco TelePresence VCS, and Cisco Expressway let attackers perform Denial of Service.

According to Cisco, This vulnerability affects the Cisco following products if users are running a vulnerable release:

  • Expressway Series configured for Mobile and Remote Access with IM&P Service (Releases X8.1 to X12.5.2)
  • TelePresence VCS configured for Mobile and Remote Access with IM&P Service (Releases X8.1 to X12.5.2)
  • Unified Communications Manager IM&P Service (multiple releases)

Fixed Vulnerabilities in This Cisco Security Updates

Cisco Industrial Network Director Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityHighCVE-2019-1861 
Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM&P Service, Cisco TelePresence VCS, and Cisco Expressway Series Denial of Service VulnerabilityHighCVE-2019-1845 
Cisco Webex Meetings Server Information Disclosure VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1868
Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server and Cisco Expressway Series Server-Side Request Forgery VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1872 
Cisco Unified Computing System BIOS Signature Bypass VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1880 
Cisco IOS XR Software Secure Shell Authentication VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1842 
Cisco Industrial Network Director Stored Cross-Site Scripting VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1882 
Cisco Industrial Network Director Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability MediumCVE-2019-1881 
Cisco Enterprise Chat and Email Cross-Site Scripting VulnerabilityMediumCVE-2019-1870 

Cisco advised affected users to apply these patches immediately to keep the network safe and secure.

The patches can be deployed through Patch Manager plus, where you can pre-built, tested, ready-to-deploy packages for your Enterprise network.

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Also Read:

Critical Vulnerability in Cisco Elastic Services Controller Let Hackers Take Full Control of the System Remotely

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