Cisco Mobility Services Engine contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to a targeted device. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in Cisco Mobility Services Engine could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to connect to a database replication port anonymously via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
The vulnerability is due to the misconfiguration of the Oracle SSL service. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to an unprotected port. An exploit could allow the attacker to login as an anonymous user.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Mobility Services Engine version 7.0 is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Mobility Services Engine may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may need access to trusted, internal networks in which the targeted device may reside. This access requirement limits 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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-3469
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCue50794 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to login in an affected device as an anonymous user. Successful exploitation could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to the misconfiguration of the Oracle SSL service used by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the Oracle database replication port as an anonymous user. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the targeted device, which could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
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 critical systems.
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at email@example.com for assistance.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Mobility Services Engine
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