Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:31545
Version:1
First Published:2013 October 30 16:43 GMT
Last Published:2013 October 30 16:43 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5555
BugTraq ID:63407
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.6
 
Version Summary:Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to improper parsing of a SIP message. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specific SIP message to the affected Unified CM. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition, resulting in a coredump and restart of the service.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Unified CM versions 8.6.2 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Unified CM may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be able to send a specific SIP message to the targeted device which may reside on trusted, internal networks behind firewall restrictions. The location of the targeted device could likely reduce the possibility 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.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5555

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCub54349 or the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper parsing of a SIP message by an affected device.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specific SIP message to the affected Unified CM. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
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 tac@cisco.com for assistance.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 Base, .1, .2

Associated Products:
N/A




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