Cisco Unified Computing System Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a spoofing attack or gain access to sensitive information. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System software KVM could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to intercept a KVM connection to spoof a host or decrypt keyboard and mouse events on an encrypted channel.
The vulnerability is due to a hard coded SSL certificate. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by intercepting a KVM connection. An exploit could allow the attacker to spoof a host or decrypt keyboard and mouse events.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Unified Computing System Software versions 2.1 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Unified Computing System Software may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be in the position to intercept a KVM connection on a targeted device which may reside on trusted, internal networks. As a result, the location of the targeted device may reduce 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-2012-4072
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCte90327 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct spoofing attacks on a targeted device or gain access to sensitive information by decrypting keyboard and mouse events on an encrypted channel after intercepting a KVM connection. Successful exploitation could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to a design error within the affected software that exist because of the implementation of a hard coded SSL certificate.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by intercepting a KVM connection on the targeted device which could allow the attacker the ability to conduct spoofing attacks or decrypt keyboard and mouse events. Successful exploitation could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
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.
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