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Cisco Bug: CSCuq39489 - Prime infrastructure checks only 8 characters for root shell password

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Nov 27, 2020

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  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure

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Description (partial)

Cisco Prime Infrastructure devices may not validate the entire password length supplied for the 'root enable' and 'root' commands entered from the 
administrative command line interface.  The vulnerability exists due to the use of an older hashing algorithm which only validates the first 8 characters of 
the supplied password length.  This can result in extended length passwords not being properly validated.

The 'root enable' and 'root' commands can only be used by an authenticated administrator.

Devices running an affected version of Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
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