Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS) contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-frame scripting attacks. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute a cross-frame scripting (XFS) attack.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient HTML iframe protection. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by directing a user to an attacker-controlled web page that contains a malicious HTML iframe. An exploit could allow the attacker to conduct clickjacking or other client-side browser attacks.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Prime LMS versions 4.2.3 and prior are vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Prime LMS may also be vulnerable.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
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-2013-5482
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCug77823 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the context of the affected site. An exploit could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient HTML iframe protections imposed by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to follow a crafted URL that contains malicious HTML frames. Processing the malicious frames could allow the attacker to conduct other client-side browser attacks, which could be used to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the context of the affected site.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS)
4.1 Base | 4.2 Base, .1, .2, .3
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