Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Assurance Excessive CPU Utilization Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-399: Resource Management Errors
IntelliShield ID:28327
Version:1
First Published:2013 February 27 16:12 GMT
Last Published:2013 February 27 16:12 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1135
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:7.1 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:5.9
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Assurance contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) Assurance contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to the improper processing of malformed Transport Layer Security (TLS) messages received via TCP port 9043 or TCP port 9443 by the vulnerable system. If successful, the attacker could consume all available CPU cycles and interrupt the monitoring of voice services, resulting in a DoS condition.

Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability and software updates are available.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Prime Central for HCS Assurance versions 8.6 and 9.0 are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would likely need access to an internal, trusted network to send malformed TLS messages to the targeted system, decreasing 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 Cisco bug ID CSCuc07155 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130227-hcs
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by consuming all available CPU cycles, which could cause an interruption of the monitoring of voice services and result in a DoS condition on a targeted system.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to the improper processing of malformed TLS messages received by the affected system.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed TLS messages via TCP port 9043 or TCP port 9443 to a targeted device. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow the attacker to consume all available CPU cycles and interrupt the monitoring of voice services, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

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.

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created the following companion document to guide administrators in identifying and mitigating attempts to exploit this vulnerability prior to applying updated software: Identification and Mitigation of Vulnerabilities in Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Products
 
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 for assistance.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Hosted Collaboration Solution 8.6(x) Base | 8.6(2) Base | 9.0(x) Base | 9.0(1) Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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