Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the ITM web server interface of the Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service on the targeted device.
The vulnerability is due to the ITM port being unable to deal with a TCP flood. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a TCP flood to an ITM port. An exploit could allow an attacker to cause the ITM web interface to become unavailable for the duration of the attack.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Prime Central for HCS versions 9.2.1 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must send a TCP flood to a targeted device, which may reside on trusted, internal networks that the attacker would likely need to access. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5562
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh36313 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the ITM web interface to become unavailable, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability occurs because the ITM port cannot handle a TCP flood.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a TCP flood to an ITM port. If successful, the attacker could cause the ITM web interface to become unavailable for the duration of the attack, resulting in a DoS condition.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution
1.0 Base, .1 | 1.1 Base | 9.1 Base, .1 | 9.2 .1
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