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Cisco IOS Secure Copy Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-08-09    Views:  14,544

Secunia Advisory SA26361

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Cisco IOS, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Secure Copy (SCP) implementation and can be exploited to copy files (e.g. configuration files containing passwords) from and to an IOS device without privilege levels being checked.

Successful exploitation requires that the device is configured as a Secure Copy server (disabled by default).

The vulnerability reportedly only affects certain 12.2-based IOS releases.


Solution:
Apply updated versions (see the vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Vijay Sarvepalli, University of North Carolina

Original Advisory:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20070808-scp.shtml

Deep Links:
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