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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified Operations Manager Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-79: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
IntelliShield ID:30175
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 23 16:04 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 23 16:04 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-3440
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.1
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified Operations Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
Vulnerabilities in the administrative web interface of Cisco Unified Operations Manager could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute cross-site scripting attacks or hijack user sessions.

The vulnerabilities are due to a failure to properly validate user supplied input as well as inadequate cookie protections. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to click on a specially crafted URL.

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 Operations Manager 8.6 is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Unified Operations Manager may also be affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.

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 at the following link: CVE-2013-3440

Customers should refer to Cisco bug ID CSCud80186 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session in the security context of the affected site. An exploit could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information, such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the affected software. In addition, the affected software fails to provide adequate cookie protections.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to visit a malicious web page that is designed to submit crafted input to the affected software. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the context of an affected site.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

For additional information about cross-site scripting attacks and the methods used to exploit these vulnerabilities, see the Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Threat Vectors.

Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.

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 Operations Manager 8.6 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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