Cisco IronPort AsyncOS 9.1.2-023, 9.1.2-028, 9.1.2-036, 9.7.2-046, 9.7.2-047, 9.7.2-054, 10.0.0-124, and 10.0.0-125 on Email Security Appliance (ESA) devices, when Enrollment Client before 1.0.2-065 is installed, allows remote attackers to obtain root access via a connection to the testing/debugging interface, aka Bug ID CSCvb26017.
A vulnerability in Cisco IronPort AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to obtain complete control of an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to the presence of a Cisco internal testing and debugging interface (intended for use during product manufacturing only) on customer-available software releases. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to this testing and debugging interface. An exploit could allow an attacker to obtain complete control of an affected device with root-level privileges.