Vulnerability Alert

Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant Administrative Password Reset Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-287: Authentication Issues
IntelliShield ID:31571
Version:1
First Published:2013 November 06 17:00 GMT
Last Published:2013 November 06 17:00 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5558
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:10.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:8.7
 
Version Summary:Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to a vulnerable system. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the WIL-A module of Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in as the admin user of the device using a blank password.

The vulnerability is due to a coding error that resets the password for the admin user to a blank password on every reboot. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to the administrative interface as the admin user with a blank password.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant devices with software version 1.2 are affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
Only systems that have been recently restarted are vulnerable to exploitation. This requirement may reduce the potential for exploitation.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for Cisco bug ID CSCuj17238 at the following link: cisco-sa-20131106-waasm
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to a targeted system.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to an error in handling the administrative password by the Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant Software. At system reboot, the software resets the password for the user admin to a blank field.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to an administrative interface using the username admin with a blank password. The attacker could gain unauthorized access to the targeted system.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant 1.20 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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