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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Insufficient Authentication Information Disclosure Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-287: Authentication Issues
IntelliShield ID:30131
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 24 16:17 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 24 16:17 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-3430
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:9.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:7.4
Related Resources:
View related Security Advisory
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Video Surveillance Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication protections imposed by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information, such as configuration files, monitoring pages archives, and system logs. If successful, the attacker could use the information to conduct further attacks.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco VSM versions prior to 7.0.0 are affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may need access to trusted, internal networks in which the targeted device may reside. This access requirement reduces the probability of a successful exploit attempt.

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 bug ID CSCsv37288 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130724-vsm
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive information on the targeted system. An attacker could use the information to gain administrative control of the device, which could be used to launch further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication protections imposed by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive information, such as configuration files, monitoring pages archives, and system logs. If successful, the attacker could use the information to conduct further attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

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 Multiple Vulnerabilities in the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager

Administrators may consider following the suggested mitigation or remediation steps as described in Securing Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Release 6.x: Best Practices and Recommendations and removing the Broadware sample code as described in the "Workarounds" section of the security advisory.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center. 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 email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager Software 3.0 .0 | 3.1 .0, .1 | 4.0 .0 | 4.1 .0, .1 | 4.2 .0

Associated Products:
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