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ESB-2007.0562 -- [Cisco] -- Cisco Unified Call Manager/Unified Presence Java Secure Socket Extension DoS

Date: 26 July 2007
References: ESB-2007.0515  

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                         ESB-2007.0562 -- [Cisco]
          Cisco Unified Call Manager/Unified Presence Java Secure
                           Socket Extension DoS
                               26 July 2007

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Cisco Unified Call Manager versions 5.0 to 6.0 
                      Cisco Unified Presence 6.0 and prior
Publisher:            Cisco Systems
Operating System:     Cisco
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-3698

Ref:                  ESB-2007.0515

Original Bulletin:    
  http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20070725-jsse.shtml

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Cisco Security Response: Vulnerability in Java Secure Socket
Extension

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20070725-jsse.shtml

Revision 1.0

For Public Release 2007 July 25 1600 UTC (GMT)

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Cisco Response
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This is the Cisco PSIRT response to the vulnerability in Java
Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) disclosed by Sun Microsystems
on July 10, 2007, the details of which are available at
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102997-1.

There are no workarounds available for this vulnerability. Cisco
recommends that customers update all vulnerable applications and
components to provide the greatest protection from the listed
vulnerability. Cisco will update this document in the event of any
changes.

Additional Information
======================

Some versions of Sun JSSE do not properly handle certain Transport
Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) handshake requests.
A device running an affected JSSE version will experience excessive CPU
usage, which may affect normal device operation and result in a denial
of service (DoS) condition.

Sun has provided a comprehensive list of affected JSSE versions at the
previously listed URL. Please refer to the Sun Alert Notification for
details.

Products Affected by the JSSE Vulnerability
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Note: The following list is subject to change. Cisco is continuing to
review the potential impact of this vulnerability on its products;
this list may be updated to include additional Cisco products that are
affected by this vulnerability.

The following products are affected by the Sun JSSE issue listed in this
Security Response:

  * Cisco Unified Call Manager - Cisco bug ID is CSCsh63934. Fixed
  software is available as releases 5.1(2) and 6.0(1). Customers running
  release 5.0 are advised to migrate to release 5.1(2) or later.
  Releases before 5.0 are not affected.

  * Cisco Unified Presence - Cisco bug ID is CSCsi77690. Fixed software
  is available as release 6.0(1). Customers running earlier versions are
  advised to migrate to release 6.0(1) or later.

Workarounds
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There is no workaround for this issue, but mitigation is possible.

Cisco Unified CallManager and Cisco Unified Presence customers are
advised to restrict access to the administrative interface to the IP
addresses of known management stations. Information on how to implement
such access restrictions is available at the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_implementation_design_guide_chapter09186a008085f858.html

THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY
ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE
INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS
AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS
DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME.

Revision History
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| Revision 1.0  | 2007-July-25  | Initial public release    |
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Cisco Security Procedures
=========================

Complete information on reporting security vulnerabilities in
Cisco products, obtaining assistance with security incidents, and
registering to receive security information from Cisco, is available
on Cisco's worldwide website at
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vulnerability_policy.html.
This includes instructions for press inquiries regarding Cisco security
notices. All Cisco security advisories are available at
http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt.

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Updated: Jul 25, 2007                              Document ID: 97830

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