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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco MediaSense Open Redirection Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:32517
Version:1
First Published:2014 January 22 18:58 GMT
Last Published:2014 January 22 18:58 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-0671
BugTraq ID:65055
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 MediaSense contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct URL redirection attacks. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in a specific URL parameter of Cisco MediaSense could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to perform site redirection.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including a desired remote site URL in the affected parameter of the Cisco MediaSense URL. An exploit could allow the attacker to redirect a user to a malicious website.

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 MediaSense versions 9.1(1) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco MediaSense 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-2014-0671

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCum16749 for a complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect a targeted user on an affected system to a malicious website. A successful exploit could aid the attacker in conducting further attacks.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation processed by the affected software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including a desired remote site URL in the affected parameter of the Cisco MediaSense URL. An exploit could allow the attacker to redirect a user to a malicious website, 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.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

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 MediaSense 8.5 (3), (4) | 9.0 (1a) | 9.1 (1)

Associated Products:
N/A




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