Cisco WebEx Advanced Recording Format Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Updates are available.
Cisco WebEx Advanced Recording Format (ARF) Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow in the Cisco WebEx ARF player. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to view a malicious file. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the targeted user.
Cisco has confirmed these vulnerabilities in a security advisory and released updated software.
The following Cisco WebEx ARF players on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux platforms are vulnerable:
Client builds 28.0.0 (T28 L10N)
Client builds 27.32.1 (T27 LD SP32 CP1) and prior
Client builds 27.25.10 (T27 LC SP25 EP10) and prior
ARF format files store recordings of WebEx meetings. The files are stored with the .arf extension and the players are applications that provide playback and edit functionality for recorded .arf files.
The vulnerability cannot be triggered by users attending a WebEx session. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would need to convince a user to play a malicious .arf file. An attacker may provide a file to the user and persuade the user to open or execute the file by using misleading language or instructions.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that proof-of-concept code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system with the privileges of the user. If the user holds elevated privileges, successful code execution could result in a complete compromise of the system.
The vulnerability exists because the affected software improperly handles .arf files.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a crafted .arf file with the affected application. Processing the malicious file could result in a buffer overflow error that may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged-in user.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Users are advised not to open media files from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that media files are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
Cisco recommends that users upgrade to the current version of the WebEx ARF Player and Recording Editor, which is available at the following link: WebEx
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