Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software Improper Encoding or Escaping of Output Containment Errors (Container Errors) Vulnerability

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in the multi-instance feature of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to escape the container for their FTD instance and execute commands with root privileges in the host namespace.

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The original article can be found at: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20191002-ftd-container-esc


Details

These vulnerabilities are due to insufficient protections on the underlying filesystem. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by modifying critical files on the underlying filesystem. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute commands with root privileges within the host namespace. This could allow the attacker to impact other running FTD instances.

Vulnerable Systems:

Firepower 4100 Series Security Appliances

Firepower 9300 Series Security Appliances

CVE Information:

CVE-2019-12674

Disclosure Timeline:

Published Date:10/02/2019