Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the MySQL database on a targeted device. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the configuration of the MySQL database as installed by Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager (VSOM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access the MySQL database.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication controls. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the database on a vulnerable VSOM without having to provide a password. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires the attacker to be local or to control the hostname of the machine that originates a remote connection.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco VSOM version 7.0 is vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco VSOM may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may need to acquire access to trusted, internal networks in order to attempt to connect to a targeted device. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0674
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCud10992 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the MySQL database on an affected device. A successful exploit could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient authentication controls implemented on the MySQL database installed on Cisco VSOM.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the database on a vulnerable VSOM without having to provide a password. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to gain authorized access to the database which could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server Software
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