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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager
Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
14 December 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-6417
Comment: AusCERT recommends restricting external network access until patches,
or a workaround, are available.
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Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager Unauthorized Access
2015 December 10 00:00 GMT
Base - 5.5
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the role-based access control (RBAC) for certain users of
the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager (VDS-SM) could allow
an authenticated, remote attacker read and write access to an internal
database that contains sensitive information.
The vulnerability is due to lack of implementation of RBAC where
authentication of certain user accounts for back-end database access is
performed. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to
the application, allowing them to access the internal database through the GUI
or by crafting an HTTP request. An exploit could allow the attacker to have
read and write access to sensitive information in the back-end database, which
should be restricted.
Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager (VDS-SM) version 3.4.0 and
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
On Cisco VDS-SM remote consoles, access via the web interface can be disabled.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco
Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and
review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade
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.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release Final 2015-December-10
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