Cisco Global Site Selector contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the web framework of Cisco GSS could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack against the user of the web interface. The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing the user of the affected system to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco GSS versions 3.2 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco GSS may also be vulnerable.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link to a malicious site and may persuade the user to follow the link by using misleading language and instructions.
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-2013-5471
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh42164 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections imposed by a device running an affected version of Cisco GSS software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious website. If successful, the attacker could have the ability to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
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