Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a SQL injection attack.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input to an HTTP POST method. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTP POST requests that contain crafted SQL statements to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to modify or delete data from the Web Conferencing database.
Cisco has confirmed these vulnerabilities in a security advisory and released updated software.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker must send malicious requests to the targeted system, likely requiring the attacker to have access to trusted, internal networks. This access requirement limits 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.
Cisco has released a security advisory for bug ID CSCtx08939 at the following link: cisco-sa-20121031-mp
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 can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.
Administrators are advised to monitor critical 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 e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date 1.0 Initial Release NA Final 2012-Oct-31
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