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Cisco XE: CVE-2017-12228: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Plug-and-Play PKI API Certificate Validation Vulnerability

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Cisco XE: CVE-2017-12228: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Plug-and-Play PKI API Certificate Validation Vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
09/29/2017
Created
08/02/2019
Added
07/30/2019
Modified
01/05/2024

Description

A vulnerability in the Cisco Network Plug and Play application of Cisco IOS 12.4 through 15.6 and Cisco IOS XE 3.3 through 16.4 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data by using an invalid certificate. The vulnerability is due to insufficient certificate validation by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by supplying a crafted certificate to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to decrypt confidential information on user connections to the affected software. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvc33171.

Solution(s)

  • cisco-xe-upgrade-latest

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