Cisco TelePresence Recording Server Remote Command Injection Vulnerability
Unintended Weakness: Arbitrary Code Execution
2012 July 11 16:22 GMT
2012 July 11 16:22 GMT
Cisco TelePresence Recording Server contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges on a targeted device. Updates are available.
Cisco TelePresence Recording Server contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.
The vulnerability is due to errors when processing malicious requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious requests to a targeted device. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary commands on the device with elevated privileges.
Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability in a security advisory and has released updated software.
Cisco TelePresence Recording Server software versions prior to 1.8.0 are vulnerable.
To be successful, an attacker would need access to an adjacent network and be able to send malicious requests to an affected device. This device would most likely reside on an internal, trusted network, making a random attack less likely to occur.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform a command injection attack, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.
The vulnerability is in the administrative web interface and is triggered by malicious requests sent to the affected device.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could perform a command injection attack by sending malicious requests to an affected device. When the malicious requests are processed, the attacker could execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.
Administrators are advised to implement an intrusion prevention system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS) to help detect and prevent attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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