[Snort-sigs] SID 1544 documentation

Kevin Peuhkurinen kevin.peuhkurinen at ...1555...
Wed Jun 11 12:31:14 EDT 2003

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Cisco Catalyst command execution attempt"; flow:to_server,established; 
uricontent:"/exec/show/config/cr"; nocase; reference:cve,CAN-2000-0945; 
classtype:web-application-activity; sid:1544; rev:3;)
This is an attempt to list the user configuration file on a Cisco router 
or switch.
If successful, the switch will reveal the local authentication user 
configuration file to an attacker with requiring prior authentication.
Detailed Information:
The HTTP server that is part of some versions of the Cisco IOS software 
allows remote command execution when the access control method is set to 
local authentication.
Affected Systems:
The following Cisco products can be affected.   Whether they actually 
are vulnerable or not depends on the version of IOS that they are 
running.   To properly determine if your product is vulnerable, see the 
Cisco website referenced below.   This is not exploitable if the device 
is using an access control method other than local authentication.
Cisco routers in the AGS/MGS/CGS/AGS+, IGS, RSM, 800, ubr900, 1000, 
1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 2500, 2600, 3000, 3600, 3800, 4000, 4500, 4700, 
AS5200, AS5300, AS5800, 6400, 7000, 7100, 7200, ubr7200, 7500, and 12000 
Most recent versions of the LS1010 ATM switch.
The Catalyst 6000 and 5000 if they are running Cisco IOS software.
The Catalyst 2900XL and 3500XL LAN switch only if it is running Cisco 
IOS software.
The Catalyst 2900 and 3000 series LAN switches are affected.
The Cisco Distributed Director.
Attack Scenarios:
An attacker can take complete control of a Cisco device.
Ease of Attack:
Very easy.   Exploitable via the address line in a browser.
False Positives:
False Negatives:
This signature only looks for one particular command (show config cr).   
However, this vulnerability will allow any other command to be executed 
on the device at the highest privilege level, and this signature will 
not detect them.

This signature only looks for attacks against systems that are included 
in the $HTTP_SERVERS group.   Many administrators do not consider 
routers or switches to be web servers, and therefore may not include 
vulnerable devices in this group, causing an attack to proceed 
unnoticed.   If you think one of your routers or switches is vulnerable, 
reference it in the $HTTP_SERVERS group.
Corrective Action:
Turn off the web server functionality, use access lists to ensure only 
trusted hosts have access to the device, use TACACS+ or RADIUS for 
access control, or upgrade your version of IOS.
Kevin Peuhkurinen
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