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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Assurance Username and Password Enumeration Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-255: Credentials Management
IntelliShield ID:30759
Version:1
First Published:2013 September 18 16:21 GMT
Last Published:2013 September 18 16:21 GMT
Port: 8443, 9090
CVE:CVE-2013-3473
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
CVSS Base:7.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:6.4
Related Resources:
View related Security Advisory
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution Assurance contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information on a targeted device. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the web framework of the Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) Assurance could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to enumerate the account credentials for the administrator account.

The vulnerability is due to improper input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the web user interface. An exploit could allow the attacker to gain access to the Cisco Prime Central for HCS Assurance application

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and has released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Prime Central for HCS Assurance versions 1.1 and prior are affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks to send crafted HTTP requests to a targeted device. 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.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for bug ID CSCud32600 at the following link: cisco-sa-20130918-pc
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information such as user credentials on a targeted device. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper user authentication and inadequate session management within the web framework of the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting crafted HTTP requests to the web interface of an affected device. Processing the crafted request could allow the attacker to gain access to sensitive information such as user credentials. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created the following companion document to guide administrators in identifying and mitigating attempts to exploit this issue prior to applying updated software: Identifying and Mitigating Exploitation of the Cisco Prime Central Unauthenticated Username and Password Enumeration Vulnerability

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution 1.0 Base, .1 | 1.1 Base

Associated Products:
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