Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access camera video feeds. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the administrative web interface of the Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to view camera video feeds.
The vulnerability is due to incomplete enforcement of authentication requirements. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by browsing to a crafted URL on a vulnerable Video Surveillance Operations Manager.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager Software 6.3.2 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager Software may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks in which the targeted device may reside. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-3417
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCtg72262 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive information, such as camera video feeds, from an affected device. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient security restrictions imposed by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by browsing to a crafted URL on a targeted device. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to view camera video feeds, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected 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 email@example.com for assistance.
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