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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-89: SQL Injection
IntelliShield ID:30043
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 17 16:20 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 17 16:20 GMT
Port: 8080, 8443
CVE:CVE-2013-3412
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.5 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:5.2
Related Resources:
View related Security Advisory
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated remote attacker to conduct Structured Query Language injection attacks on a targeted device. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Unified Communication Manager (Unified CM) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute a blind Structured Query Language (SQL) injection.

The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied requests by the Cisco Unified CM. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting SQL commands, which could allow the attacker to insert rows within the database.

Proof-of-concept code that demonstrates an exploit of this vulnerability is publicly available.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory; however, software updates are not yet available.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Unified CM versions 9.1(2) and prior are affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires authenticated access to the targeted system. Authenticated access may require the attacker to access trusted, internal networks. These access requirements could limit the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco Unified CM version 8.0 reached the End of Software Maintenance on October 23, 2012. Customers using Cisco Unified CM 8.0(x) versions should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a supported version of Cisco Unified CM.

Cisco Unified CM is the only product confirmed to be vulnerable. Additional voice products may be affected by one or more of the individual vulnerabilities that are described in the advisory. The following products are being investigated but have not yet been confirmed as vulnerable:
  • Cisco Emergency Responder
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express
  • Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal
  • Cisco Unified Presence Server/Cisco IM and Presence Service
  • Cisco Unity Connection
This vulnerability can be exploited over the default management ports, TCP port 8080 or 8443.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for bug ID CSCuh81766 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130717-cucm
 
Impact
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to modify or insert crafted data in certain tables within the Cisco Unified CM database, which could allow an attacker to use the malicious data in additional attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied input by the affected software when handling SQL queries.

An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by submitting crafted SQL queries to a targeted device. When the affected software processes the malicious SQL queries, the attacker could modify or insert crafted data into certain tables within the Cisco Unified CM database, which could allow an attacker to use the malicious data in additional attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

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: Identifying and Mitigating Exploitation of the Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Unified Communications Manager

For additional information about SQL injection attacks and defenses, see Understanding SQL Injection.

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

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 may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected 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 7.1 Base, (3), (5), (5b) | 8.0 Base, (2c), (3) | 8.5 Base | 8.6 Base | 9.0 Base | 9.0(1) Base | 9.1 Base | 9.1(1) Base

Associated Products:
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