Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module 1.1. It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) 1.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving HTML entities, aka Bug ID CSCux15511.

The weakness was published 02/07/2016 with Cisco as CSCux15511 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-1305 since 01/03/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. 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 07/07/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88595 (Cisco APIC-EM 1.1 Unspecified XSS (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CISCO and running in the context r.

A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88595). Similar entries are available at VDB-80663, VDB-80829, VDB-83032 and VDB-108894.







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Nessus ID: 88595
Nessus Name: Cisco APIC-EM 1.1 Unspecified XSS (credentialed check)
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Advisory: CSCux15511
Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-1305 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034902
Vulnerability Center: 56421 - [cisco-sa-20160201-apic-em] Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Remote XSS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 82318 - Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller CVE-2016-1305 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Created: 02/08/2016 09:06 AM
Updated: 07/07/2022 08:24 AM
Changes: 02/08/2016 09:06 AM (64), 08/21/2018 07:51 AM (11), 07/07/2022 08:24 AM (2)
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