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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Directory Traversal Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-22: Path Traversal
IntelliShield ID:29148
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 01 20:48 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 01 20:48 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1156
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
CVSS Base:5.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.2
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct directory traversal attacks. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to view system files.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient path traversal prevention. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting a crafted URL. An exploit could allow the attacker to view system files.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution version 9.0 is vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions in an attempt to persuade a user to follow the malicious link.

Customers are advised to review the bug report in the Vendor Announcements section for a current list of affected versions.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice for bug ID CSCud51034 at the following link: CVE-2013-1156
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch directory traversal attacks and view system files on a targeted system. An attacker could use the information to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient path traversal prevention imposed by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to follow a crafted URL on an affected system. If successful, the attacker could conduct directory traversal attacks that the attacker could use to view sensitive information on the system. The attacker could use the information to conduct further attacks on an affected device.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

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.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Collaboration 9.0 Base

Associated Products:
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