Cisco MediaSense contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the Search and Play interface of Cisco MediaSense could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of the portal on the affected system.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of a parameter. An attacker could exploit
this vulnerability by convincing a user to access a malicious link.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco MediaSense versions 9.1(1) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco MediaSense may also be vulnerable.
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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0670
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCum16686 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser session in the security context of the affected site. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive browser-based information, such as authentication cookies and recently submitted data.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of a parameter by the Search and Play interface of Cisco MediaSense.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to access a malicious link. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the affected site and access sensitive browser-based information.
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
9.0 (1a) | 9.1 (1)
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