Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller 1.1j SSH Key access control

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller 1.1j. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component SSH Key Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

The weakness was released 10/12/2015 as cisco-sa-20151012-apic as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-6333 since 08/17/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (107055). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-76090, VDB-79084, VDB-83815 and VDB-111210.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Unproven

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08/17/2015 🔍
10/12/2015 +56 days 🔍
10/13/2015 +1 days 🔍
10/15/2015 +2 days 🔍
06/20/2022 +2440 days 🔍



Advisory: cisco-sa-20151012-apic
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6333 (🔍)
X-Force: 107055 - Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller SSH key privilege escalation
SecurityTracker: 1033793

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Created: 10/13/2015 10:54 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 04:27 PM
Changes: 10/13/2015 10:54 AM (45), 02/04/2018 10:51 AM (6), 06/20/2022 04:27 PM (3)
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