Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-399: Resource Management Errors
IntelliShield ID:30152
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 19 19:32 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 19 19:32 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-3435
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.3
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service condition. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in processing network traffic of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition on the affected device.

The vulnerability is due to resource constraints in processing a high rate of network traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a high rate of TCP packets to the device. An exploit could allow the attacker to render the device unable to communicate on the network until the DoS condition ends.

Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G Firmware versions 1.4.4 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G Firmware may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may require access to trusted, internal networks to send a high rate of TCP packets to the affected device. This access requirement could limit the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that proof-of-concept exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-3435

Customers should refer to Cisco bug ID CSCuh42052 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the targeted device to be unable to communicate on the network, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper use of resources used by the affected software while processing a high rate of network traffic.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a high rate of TCP packets to a targeted device. Is successful, the attacker could cause the targeted device to become unavailable to communicate to other devices on the network, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

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

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 IP Conference Station 7937G Firmware 1.4 Base, .1, .2, .3, .4

Associated Products:
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