Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Assurance contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) Assurance contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote
attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) using the ActiveMQ Broker ports.
The vulnerability is due to excessive memory consumption by the affected software while processing large amounts of TCP packets. An attacker could exploit
this vulnerability by sending a TCP flood to the affected ports. An
exploit could allow the attacker to disrupt services and cause a denial
of service condition on the affected system.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and has released software updates.
Cisco Prime Central for HCS Assurance versions prior to 9.1 are affected.
Cisco Prime Central for HCS Assurance was formerly known as Cisco Hosted Collaboration Mediation (HCM).
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may require access to trusted, internal networks to conduct a TCP connection flood attack to a targeted device. This access limitation could limit the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to consume excessive amounts of memory resources, which could prevent access to the web GUI and cause out-of-memory exceptions when executing basic commands, resulting in a DoS condition.
The vulnerability is due to excessive memory consumption by the affected software while processing large amounts of TCP packets via TCP ports 61615 and 61616 on an affected device.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending large amounts of TCP packets via TCP ports 61615 and 61616 to a targeted device. This action could allow the attacker to execute a sustained TCP flood, which could exhaust memory on an affected device, resulting in a DoS condition.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution
8.6(x) Base | 9.0(x) Base
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