Multiple Cisco WebEx products contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to view sensitive information. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in multiple Cisco WebEx products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to read files from the cache directory.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by passing a crafted HTTP request to a WebEx node and read files from the cache directory.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and software updates are available.
At the time this alert was first published, the following Cisco WebEx products were vulnerable:
Cisco WebEx Meetings Server 1.1 and prior
Cisco WebEx Node for MCS 8.5(5) and prior
Later versions of Cisco WebEx products may also be affected.
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would likely need access to a trusted, internal network to send crafted HTTP requests to the targeted system. This access requirement may reduce the likelihood of a successful attack.
Customers are advised to review the bug reports in the "Vendor Announcements" section for a current list of affected versions.
Software updates are available for Cisco WebEx Meetings Server; however, at the time this alert was first published, software updates for Cisco WebEx Node for MCS were not available.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read files from the cache directory on an affected device. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to a vulnerable device. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files from the cache directory, which could be used to conduct further attacks on the targeted system.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco WebEx Meetings Server
1.0 Base | 1.1 Base
Cisco WebEx Node for MCS
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