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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Horizontal Privilege
17 August 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-6785
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager Horizontal Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20170816-ucm
First Published: 2017 August 16 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0: Final
Workarounds: No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs: CSCve27331
CVSS Score: Base 4.3, Temporal 4.3
A vulnerability in configuration modification permissions validation for
Cisco Unified Communications Manager could allow an authenticated, remote
attacker to perform a horizontal privilege escalation where one user can
modify another user's configuration.
The vulnerability is due to lack of proper Role Based Access Control
(RBAC) when certain user configuration changes are requested. An attacker
could exploit this vulnerability by sending an authenticated, crafted HTTP
request to the targeted application. An exploit could allow the attacker
to impact the integrity of the application where one user can modify the
configuration of another user's information.
Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.
This advisory is available at the following link:
This vulnerability affects Cisco Unified Communications Manager. For
information about affected software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID at
the top of this advisory.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
For information about fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s)
at the top of this advisory.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly
consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the
Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, 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.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
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.
This vulnerability was found during resolution of a Cisco TAC Support case.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. -- Final 2017-August-16
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