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Cisco Bug: CSCvv16453 - LDAP settings are exchanged in cleartext between web services

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Aug 24, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Smart Software Manager

Known Affected Releases

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Description (partial)

Symptom:
When the user presses the Access Management widget of the Admin Workspace of Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem, a few HTTP requests are made.  Looking closer at the specific API call: GET to /backend/access_management/ldap_settings, it can be seen that all the information is exchanged between the client and server in cleartext. The form contains a password which is exposed.

Conditions:
This was observed in Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem versions: 8-202006 (the latest version) and 7-202001.  This was happening for an API GET call (when grabbing the LDAP settings) and PUT requests (when changing the LDAP settings).
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