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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administrative Web
Interface Directory Traversal Vulnerability
14 October 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-5528
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Cisco Security Notice
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administrative Web Interface Directory
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5528
Release Date: 2013 October 10 21:40 UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2013 October 10 21:40 UTC (GMT)
A vulnerability in the administrative web interface of Cisco Unified
Communications Manager could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to
obtain the contents of arbitrary files on an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to a failure to properly sanitize user-supplied input
passed to a specific function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by
supplying a series of directory traversal characters, allowing the attacker to
designate a file outside the restricted directory to be returned. An exploit
could allow the attacker to obtain the contents of any file that is readable
by the Apache Tomcat service account.
Product More Information CVSS
Cisco Unified Communications Manager CSCui78815 4.0/3.3
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