Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Arbitrary File Read Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-200: Information Leak / Disclosure
IntelliShield ID:29216
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 06 20:55 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 06 20:55 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1240
BugTraq ID:59651
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
CVSS Base:4.6 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.4
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to view sensitive information. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the command-line interface (CLI) of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to read the contents of arbitrary files.

The vulnerability is due to incomplete input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by issuing a crafted command on the CLI. An exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files on the local file system.

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 CUCM version 9.1(1) is vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco CUCM may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must have local access to a targeted system. This access restriction limits the possibility of a successful exploit.

Customers are advised to review the bug reports in the "Vendor Announcements" section for a current list of affected versions.

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 notice for bug ID CSCue25770 at the following link: CVE-2013-1240
 
Impact
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view sensitive information on the targeted system, such as the contents of arbitrary files. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by an affected device.

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by issuing a crafted command on the CLI of the targeted device. Processing the crafted command could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files on the local file system. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.

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 Unified Communications Manager 9.1(1) Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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