Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Solution contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the web framework code of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Solution could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack against the user of the web interface. The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing the user of the affected system to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user.
Cisco has confirmed this vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, the following versions of Cisco products were vulnerable. Later versions of Cisco products may also be affected.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace versions 8.5 and prior
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing versions 8.5(4) and prior
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link to a malicious site and may persuade the user to follow the link by using misleading language and instructions.
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-2013-5494
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug IDs CSCui45209 and CSCui44674 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to submit arbitrary requests to the affected device via the affected web browser with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient CSRF protections imposed by the affected software on the web interface.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a targeted user to visit a malicious website. If successful, the attacker could submit arbitrary requests to the affected device with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
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