Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series Firmware contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, non-privileged, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the diagnostic module of the Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series could allow an authenticated, non-privileged, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system.
The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation in the diagnostic module running on the affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary commands.
Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability in a security notice and software updates are available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series Firmware version 9.0 and prior are vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series Firmware may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must authenticate and have local access to the targeted device. These systems typically reside on an internal, trusted network behind a firewall, decreasing 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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5493
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCug68407 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An authenticated, non-privileged, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the diagnostic module running on the affected software.
An authenticated, non-privileged, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary commands on the targeted device. Successful exploitation could be used to launch further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
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.
Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series Firmware
8.6 Base | 8.7 Base | 9.0 Base
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