Improper Certificate Validation
A vulnerability in the Cisco SD-WAN Solution could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass certificate validation on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to improper certificate validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by supplying a system image signed with a crafted certificate to an affected device, bypassing the certificate validation. An exploit could allow an attacker to deploy a crafted system image.
CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation
The authenticity component of a web system stems from the ability to validate “Digital certificates”, which (i) establish trust between two or more entities sharing data over a network; (ii) ensure data at rest and transit is secure from unauthorized access; and (iii) check the identity of the actors that interact with the system. An application with absent or ineffective certificate validation mechanisms allows malicious users, impersonating trusted hosts, to manipulate the communication path between the client and the host, resulting in unauthorized access to data and to the application’s internal environment, and potentially enabling man-in-the-middle attacks.