Cisco Redundancy Configuration Manager for Cisco StarOS Software Multiple Vulnerabilities [CVE-2022-20648 & CVE-2022-20649]

CVE numbers – CVE-2022-20648 and CVE-2022-20649

Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Redundancy Configuration Manager (RCM) for Cisco StarOS Software could allow a unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose sensitive information or execute arbitrary commands as the root user in the context of the configured container.

There are no workarounds that address these vulnerabilities.

Affected Products

  • Vulnerable ProductsThese vulnerabilities affect Cisco RCM for Cisco StarOS Software.

Details

The vulnerabilities are not dependent on one another. Exploitation of one of the vulnerabilities is not required to exploit the other vulnerability. In addition, a software release that is affected by one of the vulnerabilities may not be affected by the other vulnerability.

Details about the vulnerabilities are as follows:

CVE-2022-20649: Cisco RCM Debug Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Cisco RCM for Cisco StarOS Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to perform remote code execution on the application with root-level privileges in the context of the configured container.

This vulnerability exists because the debug mode is incorrectly enabled for specific services. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the device and navigating to the service with debug mode enabled. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands as the root user.

The attacker would need to perform detailed reconnaissance to allow for unauthenticated access. The vulnerability can also be exploited by an authenticated attacker.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Bug ID(s): CSCvy80878
CVE IDs: CVE-2022-20649
Security Impact Rating (SIR): Critical
CVSS Base Score: 9.0
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVE-2022-20648: Cisco RCM Debug Information Disclosure Vulnerability

A vulnerability in a debug function for Cisco RCM for Cisco StarOS Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to perform debug actions that could result in the disclosure of confidential information that should be restricted.

This vulnerability exists because of a debug service that incorrectly listens to and accepts incoming connections. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the debug port and executing debug commands. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to view sensitive debugging information.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Bug ID(s): CSCvy80857
CVE IDs: CVE-2022-20648
Security Impact Rating (SIR): Medium
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

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