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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing SQL Injection Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-89: SQL Injection
IntelliShield ID:27270
Version:1
First Published:2012 October 31 16:07 GMT
Last Published:2012 October 31 16:07 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2012-0337
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:8.5 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:7.0
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a SQL injection attack on a targeted device. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a SQL injection attack.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input to an HTTP POST method. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTP POST requests that contain crafted SQL statements to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to modify or delete data from the Web Conferencing database.

Cisco has confirmed these vulnerabilities in a security advisory and released updated software.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing versions prior to 7.0, 7.0, 7.1, 8.0, and 8.5 are vulnerable.

 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker must send malicious requests to the targeted system, likely requiring the attacker to have access to trusted, internal networks. This access requirement limits the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for bug ID CSCtx08939 at the following link: cisco-sa-20121031-mp
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify or delete data from the Web Conferencing database. This data could include server configurations, meetings, and user information.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input to certain parameters passed to the affected software via the HTTP POST method.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability sending HTTP POST requests that contain crafted SQL statements to the targeted system. When the affected software processes the malicious statements, the attacker could access, modify, or delete data from the Web Conferencing database. This data could include server configurations, meetings, and user information.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.

Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
 
Patches/Software
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 tac@cisco.com.

Signatures
 
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 6.0
Signature IDSignature NameReleaseLatest Release Date
5930/3Generic SQL InjectionS5862011 Jul 29 
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing 6.0 Base, .417.0 | 7.0 (1), (2), (2)_SR1, (3) | 7.1 (1) | 8.0 (1), (1)_SR1, (2) | 8.5 (1), (2), (2)_SR1, (2)_SR2, (3), (4)

Associated Products:
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