Cisco Context Directory Agent contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to hide values that are entered in the affected input fields on a targeted device. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in certain input fields of Cisco Context Directory Agent (CDA) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to hide values that are entered in the affected input fields.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including specific values while entering data into affected fields. An exploit could allow the attacker to hide values from displaying in the CDA user interface.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco CDA version 1 is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco CDA may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must authenticate to a targeted device. This access requirement reduces 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-2014-0656
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuj45353 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hide values that are entered in the affected input fields on a targeted device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to conduct spoofing attacks against the affected application or prevent the application from properly monitoring login attempts.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation by the affected application.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including specific values while entering data into affected fields. An exploit could allow the attacker to hide values from displaying in the CDA user interface, which could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
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 are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Context Directory Agent
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