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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-79: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
IntelliShield ID:31998
Version:1
First Published:2013 December 03 21:35 GMT
Last Published:2013 December 03 21:35 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-6690
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.1
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Prime Collaboration contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the Assurance component of Cisco Prime Collaboration could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct several cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against the user of the web interface of the affected system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to follow a malicious link or access an attacker-controlled website. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary client-side code in the browser of the unsuspecting user in the security context of the website, which could allow the attacker to obtain the user's access credentials.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Prime Collaboration version 9.0 is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco Prime Collaboration may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.

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-2013-6690
 
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug IDs CSCui92643, CSCui94038, and CSCui94161 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session under the security context of the affected site. A successful exploit could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page. When the user visits the page, the attacker could execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session and access sensitive browser-based information, such as authenticated session cookies and recently submitted data, which could be used to conduct further attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Users are advised not to visit websites or follow links that have suspicious characteristics or cannot be verified as safe.

For additional information about XSS attacks and the methods used to exploit these vulnerabilities, see the Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Threat Vectors.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Prime Collaboration 9.0 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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