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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS)



Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS)
Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS)



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Cisco Security Advisory: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and 
Response System (CS-MARS)

Document ID: 70728

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20060719-mars

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20060719-mars.shtml 

Revision 1.0

For Public Release 2006 July 19 1600 UTC (GMT)

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Contents
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    Summary
    Affected Products
    Details
    Impact
    Software Version and Fixes
    Workarounds
    Obtaining Fixed Software
    Exploitation and Public Announcements
    Status of this Notice: FINAL
    Distribution
    Revision History
    Cisco Security Procedures

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Summary
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Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS)
software contains vulnerabilities related to third-party software and
the command line interface (CLI).

  * CS-MARS ships with an Oracle database. The database contains
    several default Oracle accounts which have well-known passwords. If
    access to the database is obtained, the default accounts may be
    used to access sensitive information contained in the database.
  * CS-MARS ships with the JBoss web application server. A component of
    the JBoss installation may allow a remote, unauthenticated user to
    execute arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the CS-MARS
    administrator.
  * The CS-MARS CLI contains several vulnerabilities which may allow
    authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary shell commands
    with root privileges.

All vulnerabilities addressed in this advisory have been corrected in
CS-MARS software version 4.2.1.

Cisco has made free software available to address these vulnerabilities
for affected customers. There are no workarounds.

This advisory is posted at 
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20060719-mars.shtml. 

Affected Products
================
Vulnerable Products
+------------------

CS-MARS software versions prior to 4.2.1 are affected by
vulnerabilities addressed in this advisory.

To verify the version of CS-MARS software, use a SSH client to login
into the system administration command line interface with the pnadmin
account and execute the version command.

prompt$ ssh pnadmin@10.0.0.1 
pnadmin@10.0.0.1's password: 
    Last login: Tue Jun 20 16:22:34 2006 from 10.0.0.2

      CS MARS - Mitigation and Response System

        ? for list of commands

    [pnadmin]$ version
    4.1.5 (2198)


Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
+--------------------------------

No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected these
vulnerabilities.

Details
======
Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS) is a
security system that receives event logs from various network devices,
correlates and analyzes the received data for security problems and
reports the findings. In addition, CS-MARS can perform automated tasks
to mitigate security problems.

  * CS-MARS utilizes an Oracle database to store sensitive network
    event and configuration data. The information contained in the
    database potentially includes authentication credentials for
    network devices such as firewalls, routers and IPS devices and the
    details of network security events. By default, Oracle databases
    contain several built-in accounts with well-known passwords. If
    access can be gained to the database, the accounts could
    potentially be used to compromise the information stored in the
    database. The CS-MARS appliance is hardened to prevent local and
    remote unauthorized access to the database. As a precaution, the
    database accounts have been disabled by Cisco to prevent abuse
    should a method to access the database be discovered. The CS-MARS
    application does not use the default Oracle database accounts. This
    vulnerability is documented by Cisco bug ID CSCsd16256.

  * CS-MARS contains an installation of the JBoss web application
    server. It may be possible for a remote, unauthenticated user to
    create a specially-crafted HTTP request which executes arbitrary
    shell commands on the CS-MARS appliance with the privileges of the
    CS-MARS administrator via the optional JBoss JMX console. This
    vulnerability is documented by Cisco bug ID CSCse47646. 

  * The CS-MARS CLI is a restricted shell environment which allows
    authenticated administrators to perform system maintenance tasks.
    The CLI contains several privilege escalation vulnerabilities which
    may allow shell commands to be executed on the underlying appliance
    operating system with root privileges. These vulnerabilities are
    documented by Cisco bug IDs CSCsd29111, CSCsd31371, CSCsd31377,
    CSCsd31392 and CSCsd31972.

Impact
=====
  * Exploitation of the default Oracle accounts vulnerability (CSCsd16256) 
    may result in the compromise of sensitive information contained in 
    the CS-MARS database.
  * Exploitation of the JBoss command execution vulnerability (CSCse47646) 
    may allow a remote unauthenticated user to execute arbitrary 
    shell commands with the privileges of the CS-MARS administrator.
  * Exploitation of the CLI command execution vulnerabilities (CSCsd29111, 
    CSCsd31371, CSCsd31377, CSCsd31392 and CSCsd31972) may allow an 
    authenticated administrator to execute arbitrary shell commands with 
    root privileges.

Software Version and Fixes
=========================
When considering software upgrades, also consult 
http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and any subsequent advisories to 
determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.

In all cases, customers should exercise caution to be certain the
devices to be upgraded contain sufficient memory and that current
hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported
properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, contact
the Cisco Technical Assistance Center ("TAC") or your contracted
maintenance provider for assistance.

CS-MARS versions 4.2.1 and later contain the fixes for all
vulnerabilities referenced in this advisory.

CS-MARS upgrades are incremental. All available updates must be applied
in order to reach the most recent version. The upgrade path is
documented at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/vpn/ciscosec/mars/4_2/rn420.htm#wp1136717 

CS-MARS software updates can be obtained at the following site:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cs-mars?psrtdcat20e2 

Workarounds
==========
There are no workarounds for these vulnerabilities.

Obtaining Fixed Software
=======================
Cisco will make free software available to address this vulnerability
for affected customers. This advisory will be updated as fixed software
becomes available. Prior to deploying software, customers should
consult their maintenance provider or check the software for feature
set compatibility and known issues specific to their environment.

Customers may only install and expect support for the feature sets they
have purchased. By installing, downloading, accessing or otherwise
using such software upgrades, customers agree to be bound by the terms
of Cisco's software license terms found at 
http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-license-agreement.html , or as otherwise 
set forth at Cisco.com Downloads at 
http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-usingswc.shtml. 

Do not contact either "psirt@cisco.com" or "security-alert@cisco.com" 
for software upgrades.

Customers with Service Contracts
+-------------------------------

Customers with contracts should obtain upgraded software through their
regular update channels. For most customers, this means that upgrades
should be obtained through the Software Center on Cisco's worldwide
website at http://www.cisco.com . 

Customers using Third Party Support Organizations
+------------------------------------------------

Customers whose Cisco products are provided or maintained through prior
or existing agreement with third-party support organizations such as
Cisco Partners, authorized resellers, or service providers should
contact that support organization for guidance and assistance with the
appropriate course of action in regards to this advisory.

The effectiveness of any workaround or fix is dependent on specific
customer situations such as product mix, network topology, traffic
behavior, and organizational mission. Due to the variety of affected
products and releases, customers should consult with their service
provider or support organization to ensure any applied workaround or
fix is the most appropriate for use in the intended network before it
is deployed.

Customers without Service Contracts
+----------------------------------

Customers who purchase direct from Cisco but who do not hold a Cisco
service contract and customers who purchase through third-party vendors
but are unsuccessful at obtaining fixed software through their point of
sale should get their upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical
Assistance Center (TAC). TAC contacts are as follows.

  * +1 800 553 2447 (toll free from within North America)
  * +1 408 526 7209 (toll call from anywhere in the world)
* e-mail: tac@cisco.com 

Have your product serial number available and give the URL of this
notice as evidence of your entitlement to a free upgrade. Free upgrades
for non-contract customers must be requested through the TAC.

Refer to http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml 
for additional TAC contact information, including special localized
telephone numbers and instructions and e-mail addresses for use in
various languages.

Exploitation and Public Announcements
====================================
The Cisco PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious
use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

The JBoss vulnerability (CSCse47646) was reported to Cisco by Jon Hart.

Status of this Notice: FINAL
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DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME.

A stand-alone copy or Paraphrase of the text of this document that
omits the distribution URL in the following section is an uncontrolled
copy, and may lack important information or contain factual errors.

Distribution
===========
This advisory is posted on Cisco's worldwide website at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20060719-mars.shtml 

In addition to worldwide web posting, a text version of this notice is
clear-signed with the Cisco PSIRT PGP key and is posted to the
following e-mail and Usenet news recipients.

* cust-security-announce@cisco.com 
* first-teams@first.org 
* bugtraq@securityfocus.com 
* vulnwatch@vulnwatch.org 
* cisco@spot.colorado.edu 
* cisco-nsp@puck.nether.net 
* full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk 
* comp.dcom.sys.cisco@newsgate.cisco.com 

Future updates of this advisory, if any, will be placed on Cisco's
worldwide website, but may or may not be actively announced on mailing
lists or newsgroups. Users concerned about this problem are encouraged
to check the above URL for any updates.

Revision History
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| Revision |              | Initial      |
| 1.0      | 2006-July-19 | public       |
|          |              | release.     |
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Cisco Security Procedures
========================
Complete information on reporting security vulnerabilities in Cisco
products, obtaining assistance with security incidents, and registering
to receive security information from Cisco, is available on Cisco's
worldwide website at 
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vulnerability_policy.html. 
This includes instructions for press inquiries regarding Cisco security 
notices. All Cisco security advisories are available at 
http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt. 

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All contents are Copyright  1992-2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights
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Updated: Jul 19, 2006                                Document ID: 70728

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