VDB-134331 · CVE-2019-1586 · BID 108158

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller key management

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (affected version unknown). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a key management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-320. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

A vulnerability in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Software could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker with physical access to obtain sensitive information from an affected device. The vulnerability is due to insecure removal of cleartext encryption keys stored on local partitions in the hard drive of an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by retrieving data from the physical disk on the affected partition(s). A successful exploit could allow the attacker to retrieve encryption keys, possibly allowing the attacker to further decrypt other data and sensitive information on the device, which could lead to the disclosure of confidential information.

The bug was discovered 05/01/2019. The weakness was released 05/03/2019 as cisco-sa-20190501-apic-encrypt as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2019-1586 since 12/06/2018. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1600.001 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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





CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.9

VulDB Base Score: 2.4
VulDB Temp Score: 2.4
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Class: Key management
CWE: CWE-320
ATT&CK: T1600.001

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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12/06/2018 🔍
05/01/2019 +146 days 🔍
05/03/2019 +2 days 🔍
05/03/2019 +0 days 🔍
09/12/2023 +1593 days 🔍


Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco-sa-20190501-apic-encrypt
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-1586 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 108158


Created: 05/03/2019 09:58 PM
Updated: 09/12/2023 08:12 AM
Changes: 05/03/2019 09:58 PM (55), 06/06/2020 01:00 PM (1), 09/12/2023 08:10 AM (3), 09/12/2023 08:12 AM (12)
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