Cross-site scripting in Cisco IP Phones



Published: 2020-01-09
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-16008
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco 6800 Series IP Phones
Hardware solutions / Office equipment, IP-phones, print servers

Cisco 7800 Series IP Phones
Hardware solutions / Office equipment, IP-phones, print servers

Cisco 8800 Series IP Phones
Hardware solutions / Office equipment, IP-phones, print servers

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 4.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16008

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the web-based GUI of an affected system with Multiplatform Firmware. A remote authenticated attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco 6800 Series IP Phones: -

Cisco 7800 Series IP Phones: -

Cisco 8800 Series IP Phones: -

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20200108-iphone-xss

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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