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Check Point Advisories

Cisco Prime Infrastructure and EPNM Deserialization Code Execution (CVE-2016-1291)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0718
Date Published: 22 Aug 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 17 Dec 2017
Source: Cisco cisco-sa-20160406-remcode
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-1291
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Cisco Systems Evolved Programmable Network Manager prior to 1.2 MP2 Patch 1
Cisco Systems Evolved Programmable Network Manager prior to 1.2 MP4 Patch 2
Cisco Systems Prime Infrastructure prior to 3.0.2
Vulnerability Description A vulnerability has been found in the web interface of Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Evolved programmable Network Manager (EPNM). The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user supplied input to the web interface. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending an HTTP POST request with maliciously crafted serialized user data.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Cisco Prime Infrastructure and EPNM Deserialization Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Cisco Prime Infrastructure and EPNM Deserialization Code Execution

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