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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) devices with software before 1.0(3h) and 1.1 before 1.1(1j) and Nexus 9000 ACI Mode switches with software before 11.0(3h) and 11.1 before 11.1(1j) allow remote authenticated users to bypass intended RBAC restrictions via crafted REST requests, aka Bug ID CSCut12998.

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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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