Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access the log4jinit web application. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the log4jinit web application of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access the log4jinit web application.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication checking when accessing the log4jinit web application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the log4jinit web application. An exploit could allow the attacker to generate activity in the log4jinit web application and cause performance issues for users currently logged into the Cisco UCM command line.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco UCM versions 10.0(1) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco UCM may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks and the ability to locate an affected device, which may require footprinting the network. These access requirements could limit the possibility of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0722
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCum05347 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the log4jinit web application of an affected device. A success exploit could allow the attacker to generate activity within the vulnerable application that could be leveraged to cause performance issues for legitimate users, which could result in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication checking when accessing the log4jinit web application by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the log4jinit web application. An exploit could allow the attacker to generate activity in the log4jinit web application and cause performance issues for users currently logged into the Cisco UCM command line, which may result in a DoS condition.
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 allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.
Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
10.0 Base | 10.0(1) Base
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