Denial of service in Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server

Published: 2018-11-08
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-15449
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server Subscribe
Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 5.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15449

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists in the web-based management interface due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website and cause the web-based management interface to become unreachable.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server: 7.12

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.