Cisco Jabber for Windows contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in Cisco Jabber for Windows could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain a man-in-the-middle position.
The vulnerability is due to a failure to validate server certificates when negotiating a connection over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by intercepting and altering the connection.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Jabber for Windows versions 9.2.1 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Jabber for Windows may also be vulnerable.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may need access trusted, internal networks to convince a targeted user to accept a crafted certificate. This access requirement could reduce 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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-1228
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCug30280 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain a man-in-the-middle position between communicating devices. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to intercept traffic or alter the connection between these devices, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of server certificates when the affected software establishes an SSL connection.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to accept a crafted certificate while establishing an SSL connection to the server. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to intercept traffic or alter the connection between the communicating devices, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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