VDB-135118 · CVE-2019-1808 · BID 108367

Cisco NX-OS Image Signature Verification signature verification

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Cisco NX-OS (Router Operating System) (the affected version is unknown). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Image Signature Verification. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a signature verification vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-347. The product does not verify, or incorrectly verifies, the cryptographic signature for data. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A vulnerability in the Image Signature Verification feature of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker with administrator-level credentials to install a malicious software patch on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to improper verification of digital signatures for patch images. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by loading an unsigned software patch on an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to boot a malicious software patch image.

The bug was discovered 05/15/2019. The weakness was presented 05/15/2019 as cisco-sa-20190515-nxos-spsv as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2019-1808 since 12/06/2018. Local access is required to approach this attack. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. 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 09/21/2023).

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 316462 (Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors and Nexus 7000 or 7700 Series Switches Software Patch Signature Verification Vulnerability(cisco-sa-20190515-nxos-spsv)).

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

See 135122, 135121, 135120 and 135119 for similar entries.






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Class: Signature verification
CWE: CWE-347 / CWE-345
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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12/06/2018 🔍
05/15/2019 +160 days 🔍
05/15/2019 +0 days 🔍
05/16/2019 +1 days 🔍
09/21/2023 +1589 days 🔍


Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco-sa-20190515-nxos-spsv
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-1808 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 108367

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Created: 05/16/2019 08:38 AM
Updated: 09/21/2023 10:11 AM
Changes: 05/16/2019 08:38 AM (59), 06/12/2020 09:01 PM (1), 09/21/2023 10:05 AM (3), 09/21/2023 10:11 AM (12)
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