CVE-2017-12314 – Cisco FindIT Discovery Utility Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability

Cisco has released details of a vulnerability affecting their FindIT network discovery too.

A vulnerability in the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform a DLL preloading attack, potentially causing a partial impact to the device availability, confidentiality, and integrity.

The vulnerability is due to the application loading a malicious copy of a specific, nondefined DLL file instead of the DLL file it was expecting. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing an affected DLL within the search path of the host system. An exploit could allow the attacker to load a malicious DLL file into the system, thus partially compromising confidentiality, integrity, and availability on the device.

Workarounds
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability – As of 27-11-2017  – Check ( https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20171115-findit ) for any future updates or workarounds.
CVE Number
CVE-2017-12314




Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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