Multiple Cisco products include an implementation of the Apache Struts 2 component that is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability identified by Apache with Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures ID CVE-2010-1870.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization on user-supplied input in the XWorks component of the affected software. The component uses the ParameterInterceptors directive to parse the Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) expressions that are implemented via a whitelist feature. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted requests that contain OGNL expressions to an affected system. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability for all the affected products except Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series. Customers using Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series should contact their Cisco representative for available options.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available. This advisory is available at the following link:
Vulnerable ProductsThe following Cisco products are affected by this vulnerability:
- Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series
- Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
- Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3500 Series
- Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Cisco Unified CCE)
Products Confirmed Not VulnerableThe following Cisco products have been analyzed and are not affected by this vulnerability:
- Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
- Cisco Business Edition 5000 Series and Cisco Business Edition 6000 Series
- Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)
- Cisco Conductor
- Cisco Configuration Assurance Solution (CAS)
- Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
- Cisco DVR
- Cisco Emergency Responder
- Cisco Firewall Service Module (FWSM) Software
- Cisco Hosted Collaboration Mediation Fulfillment (HCM-F)
- Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3000 Series and Cisco MXE 5600 Series
- Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) Assurance
- Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS)
- Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS)
- Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS)
- Cisco TelePresence Manager, Cisco TelePresence Recording Server, and Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch
- Cisco Unified Attendant Console
- Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager (Cisco Unified CDM)
- Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco Unified CM)
- Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service and Cisco Unified Presence
- Cisco Unified MeetingPlace
- Cisco Prime Unified Operation Manager (UOM)
- Cisco Prime Unified Services Monitor (USM)
- Cisco Unified SIP Proxy (USP)
- Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) Manager
- Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail (SRSV)
- Cisco Unity Connection
- Cisco Videoscape Control Suite Foundation (VCS-Foundation)
- Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA), Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA), and Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA)
- Cisco WebEx
- Cisco WebEx Recording Format (WRF) and Cisco WebEx Network-Based Recorder (NBR) Player
- Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS)
- CiscoWorks Common Services (CS)
No other Cisco products are affected by this vulnerability.
Apache Struts 2 contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary commands on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization on user-supplied input by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending crafted requests that contain OGNL expressions to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary commands on server-side objects.
This vulnerability has been confirmed to allow remote code execution with Administrator privileges for Cisco Unified CCE. Exploitation on Cisco ISE, Cisco MXE 3500, and Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series is theoretically possible but could not be reproduced. Cisco recommends that customers affected by this vulnerability upgrade to a fixed software release version.
This vulnerability is documented in Cisco bug IDs CSCun31197 (registered customers only) for Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series, CSCun31314 (registered customers only) for Cisco ISE, CSCun31301 (registered customers only) for Cisco MXE 3500, and CSCun25241 (registered customers only) for Cisco Unified CCE.
This vulnerability has been assigned the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID CVE-2010-1870.
There are no workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco Security Advisories, Responses, and Notices archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.The following table provides the first fixed release for each affected product:
Product First Fixed Release
Cisco Business Edition 3000 Series Not available. Please contact Cisco TAC or your Cisco representative for available options.
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 188.8.131.523-6, 184.108.40.2065-4, 220.127.116.118-6, 18.104.22.168-9, 22.214.171.124-4, 126.96.36.199-4, and 188.8.131.529
Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3500 Series 3.3.2 and apply StrutsPatch.zip Cisco Unified CCE
10.5(1), 8.5(4)ES37, 9.0(4)ES39, 9.0(3)ES13
Note: The Engineering Special patch releases for Cisco Unified CCE are available at the following links:
Apache has confirmed this vulnerability at http://struts.apache.org/release/2.2.x/docs/s2-005.html
Functional code that demonstrates an exploit of this vulnerability is publicly available.
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 on any of the affected Cisco products.
This vulnerability was reported to Cisco for Cisco Unified CCE by Che-Chun Kuo and Jason Sinchak.
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.
Revision 1.2 2014-December-17 Credited vulnerability reporters, per request. Revision 1.1 2014-August-27 Added additional information about fixed releases for Cisco Unified CCE. Revision 1.0 2014-July-09 Initial public release.
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