Cisco Unified Communications Manager contains a vulnerability that could a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in underlying file permissions of specific operating system-level commands of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco Unified CM) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to gain elevated privileges.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient file permissions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the underlying operating system and manipulating specific command interaction. An exploit could allow the attacker to gain elevated privileges on the Cisco Unified CM node.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco Unified CM version 9.1 (2.10000.28) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have local access to the targeted device. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0686
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug IDs CSCul24917 and CSCul24908 for a complete list of affected product versions.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on a targeted device. A successful exploit could result in a complete system compromise.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient file permissions imposed by the affected software.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the underlying operating system and manipulating specific command interaction. An exploit could allow the attacker to gain elevated privileges on the targeted device, which could result in a complete system compromise.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.
Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
9.1 Base, .2 | 9.1(1) Base | 9.1(2.10000.28) Base
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