SRC-2020-0001 : Cisco Data Center Network Manager HealthRest sqlCommandAPI Arbitrary SQL Execution Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Data Center Network Manager
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Cisco Data Center Network Manager. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.
The specific flaw exists within the processing of requests to the fm/fmrest/health/sqlCommandAPI endpoint. When parsing the queryString parameter, the process does not properly validate a user-supplied string before using it to construct SQL queries. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of SYSTEM.
Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
- 2019-08-29 – Verified and acquired by iDefense
- 2020-01-03 – Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite
Source Incite would like to acknowledge iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability.