Cisco Identity Services Engine Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the web framework could allow an unauthenticated,
remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack
against the user of the web interface. The vulnerability is due to
insufficient CSRF protections.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user of
an affected system to follow a malicious link or visit an
attacker-controlled website. A successful exploit could allow the
attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the
affected web browser with the privileges of the user.
Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Identity Services Engine Software versions 1.0 MR and prior were vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco Identity Services Engine Software may also be affected.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link to a malicious site and persuade the user to follow the link by using misleading language and instructions.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-3420
Customers should refer to Cisco bug ID CSCuh25506 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections imposed by an affected device.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious website. If successful, the attacker could submit arbitrary requests to the affected device with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Identity Services Engine Software
1.0 Base, .4.573 | 1.0 MR Base
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