Cisco Virtualized Infrastructure Manager Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-vim-privesc-T2tsFUfFirst
Published:2022 April 20 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0:Final
Cisco Bug IDs:CSCvz96773C
VSS Score:Base 7.8


  • A vulnerability in the configuration file protections of Cisco Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to access confidential information and elevate privileges on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to improper access permissions for certain configuration files. An attacker with low-privileged credentials could exploit this vulnerability by accessing an affected device and reading the affected configuration files. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain internal database credentials, which the attacker could use to view and modify the contents of the database. The attacker could use this access to the database to elevate privileges on the affected device. Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are workarounds that address this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:

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