Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2021-01-13T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-CMXPE-75ASY9K
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2021-01-13T16:00:00

Description

A vulnerability in Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) could allow a remote, authenticated attacker without administrative privileges to alter the password of any user on an affected system.

The vulnerability is due to incorrect handling of authorization checks for changing a password. An authenticated attacker without administrative privileges could exploit this vulnerability by sending a modified HTTP request to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to alter the passwords of any user on the system, including an administrative user, and then impersonate that user.

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://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-cmxpe-75Asy9k ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-cmxpe-75Asy9k"]