A vulnerability in the REST API of the web-based user interface (web UI) of Cisco IOS XE 3.1 through 16.5 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication to the REST API of the web UI of the affected software. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation for the REST API of the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious API request to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass authentication and gain access to the web UI of the affected software. This vulnerability affects Cisco devices that are running a vulnerable release of Cisco IOS XE Software, if the HTTP Server feature is enabled for the device. The newly redesigned, web-based administration UI was introduced in the Denali 16.2 Release of Cisco IOS XE Software. This vulnerability does not affect the web-based administration UI in earlier releases of Cisco IOS XE Software. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCuz46036.
Published 2017-09-29 01:34:49
Updated 2019-10-09 23:22:33
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-12229

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.44%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 71 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-12229

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-12229

  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2017-12229

Products affected by CVE-2017-12229

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