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CVE-2018-15439 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the Cisco Small Business Switches software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass the user authentication mechanism of an affected device. The vulnerability exists because under specific circumstances, the affected software enables a privileged user account without notifying administrators of the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using this account to log in to an affected device and execute commands with full admin rights. Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. This advisory will be updated with fixed software information once fixed software becomes available. There is a workaround to address this vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 2.2


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105873 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181107-sbsw-privacc Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Use of Hard-coded Credentials (CWE-798)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:cisco:small_business_switches:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15439
NVD Published Date:
11/08/2018
NVD Last Modified:
12/11/2018