Cisco Virtual TelePresence Server Software does not properly restrict use of the serial port, which allows local users to execute arbitrary OS commands as root by leveraging vSphere controller administrative privileges, aka Bug ID CSCus61123.
The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
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Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:
When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the software by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses: