VDB-126582 · CVE-2018-15445 · BID 105859

Cisco Energy Management Suite Web-based Management Interface cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Energy Management Suite (affected version unknown). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown functionality of the component Web-based Management Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-352. The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request. This is going to have an impact on integrity. CVE summarizes:

A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Energy Management Suite Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack and perform arbitrary actions on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections for the web-based management interface of an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading an authenticated user of the interface to follow a crafted link. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to perform arbitrary actions on a targeted device via a web browser and with the privileges of the user.

The bug was discovered 11/07/2018. The weakness was disclosed 11/08/2018 as cisco-sa-20181107-ems-csrf as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-15445 since 08/17/2018. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/05/2023).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 105859†). The entry VDB-126581 is pretty similar.





CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Cross-site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352 / CWE-862 / CWE-863

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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08/17/2018 🔍
11/07/2018 +82 days 🔍
11/07/2018 +0 days 🔍
11/08/2018 +1 days 🔍
11/08/2018 +0 days 🔍
11/09/2018 +1 days 🔍
06/05/2023 +1669 days 🔍


Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco-sa-20181107-ems-csrf
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-15445 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 105859 - Cisco Energy Management Suite CVE-2018-15445 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

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Created: 11/09/2018 07:43 AM
Updated: 06/05/2023 09:43 AM
Changes: 11/09/2018 07:43 AM (60), 04/11/2020 08:49 AM (3), 06/05/2023 09:43 AM (14)
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