Cisco ONS multiple devices allow unauthorized access

cisco-ons-gain-access (15266) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple Cisco ONS devices could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the device. Even if a supersuser's account has been locked out, disabled or suspended, the user could supply their password and establish a Telnet connection to the VxWorks operating system to gain unauthorized access to the device.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Cisco Security Advisory 2004 February 19 1700 UTC (GMT) for workaround information or information on obtaining a software upgrade. See References.

References:

  • Cisco Systems Inc. Security Advisory, 2004 February 19 1700 UTC (GMT): Cisco ONS 15327, ONS 15454, ONS 15454 SDH, and ONS 15600 Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-9699: Cisco ONS Platform Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0308: Unknown vulnerability in Cisco ONS 15327 before 4.1(3), ONS 15454 before 4.6(1), ONS 15454 SD before 4.1(3), and Cisco ONS15600 before 1.3(0) allows a superuser whose account is locked out, disabled, or suspended to gain unauthorized access via a Telnet connection to the VxWorks shell.
  • OSVDB ID: 4010: Cisco ONS 15000 Superuser Account Lock Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.0
  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.0(1)
  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.0(2)
  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.1(0)
  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.1(1)
  • Cisco ONS 15327 4.1(2)
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.0
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.0(1)
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.1
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.1(0)
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.1(1)
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.1(2)
  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform 4.1(3)
  • Cisco ONS 15454SDH 4.0
  • Cisco ONS 15454SDH 4.1(0)
  • Cisco ONS 15454SDH 4.1(1)
  • Cisco ONS 15454SDH 4.1(2)
  • Cisco ONS 15454SDH 4.5
  • Cisco ONS 15600 1.0

Reported:

Feb 19, 2004

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