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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Library Loading Relative Search Path Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039179
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6768   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 16 2017
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A custom executable system file was built to use relative search paths for libraries without properly validation. A local user can invoke this file to gain root privileges on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvc96087 to this vulnerability.

Security Researcher Mgr. Lubomir Vesely reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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