Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on a targeted device. Updates are available.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an targeted device.
The vulnerability is due to improper error handling by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed registration messages to a device running the affected software. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition on an affected device.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and has released software updates.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1(x) is affected.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may require access to trusted, internal networks to send crafted requests to the affected software. This access requirement could limit the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to cause a DoS condition on a targeted device.
The vulnerability is due to improper error handling by the affected software when handling registration messages.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted registration messages to a device running the affected software. When the malicious registration messages are processed, the affected service could terminate abnormally. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition on an affected device.
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 can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
7.1 Base, (3), (5), (5b)
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