Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to read or write data to arbitrary locations on the filesystem of an affected device. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in a command-line utility of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco Unified CM) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to read or write data to arbitrary locations on the filesystem.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by overloading the command-line utility. An exploit could allow the attacker to read or write files in arbitrary locations on the filesystem.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Releases 9.1(1) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need local access to the targeted device, which decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that proof-of-concept exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-6689
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui58229 for a complete list of affected product versions.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read or write files in arbitrary locations on the filesystem of an affected device. A successful exploit could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation by the command-line utility of an affected device.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by overloading the command-line utility on the device. An exploit could allow the attacker to read or write files in arbitrary locations on the filesystem, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.
Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management 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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
9.1 Base, .2 | 9.1(1) Base
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