A vulnerability in the Secure FTP (SFTP) of Cisco StarOS for Cisco ASR 5000 Series Routers could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to read arbitrary files on an affected device. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to have valid credentials on the affected device. The vulnerability is due to insecure handling of symbolic links. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted SFTP command to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files on the affected device.
Published 2021-01-13 22:15:15
Updated 2021-01-20 17:29:04
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-1145

0.16%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 51 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-1145

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.0
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
Cisco Systems, Inc.
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-1145

  • The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently account for when the file is a symbolic link that resolves to a target outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the product to operate on unauthorized files.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-1145

Products affected by CVE-2021-1145

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