Cisco SocialMiner contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the administration.jsp page of Cisco SocialMiner could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists because the affected software implements an insecure HTTP connection between a Cisco SocialMiner client and server when handling the administration.jsp page. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability with commonly available tools by intercepting HTTP traffic between the Cisco SocialMiner client and server. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to access sensitive information related to the authenticated user of the affected software.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco SocialMiner version 9.0(1) is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco SocialMiner may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be in the position to capture HTTP traffic between a SocialMiner client and server. Typically, these systems would reside on trusted, internal networks, in which an attacker would likely need access. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5492
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh76780 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information of a targeted user on an affected system. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
Technical information is not available.
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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