Cisco MediaSense contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the web interface of Cisco MediaSense could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to collect sensitive information.
The vulnerability is due to sensitive information being transmitted via an insecure channel. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by capturing the traffic between the MediaSense server and client. An exploit could allow the attacker to collect sensitive information pertaining to the user authenticated with the affected system.
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 this vulnerability, an attacker would likely need access to trusted, internal networks in which the targeted device may reside. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5502
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuj23344 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information. Successful exploitation could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient security restrictions imposed by the affected software while transmitting sensitive information.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to collect sensitive information pertaining to a targeted user that is authenticated with the affected system. Successful exploitation could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
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 monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
9.0 (1a) | 9.1 (1)
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