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CVE-2018-15444 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Energy Management Suite Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read and write access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE) entries when parsing certain XML files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user of an affected system to import a crafted XML file with malicious entries, which could allow the attacker to read and write files within the affected application.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/08/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.3 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 2.1


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105860 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181107-ems-xml-xxe Broken Link Vendor Advisory
https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2018-36 Exploit Mitigation Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE') (CWE-611)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15444
NVD Published Date:
11/08/2018
NVD Last Modified:
01/29/2019