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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 10/10


The Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) master server in Cisco Unified Communications products, including Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) 5.x and 6.x, Unified Presence 1.x and 6.x, Emergency Responder 2.x, and Mobility Manager 2.x, does not require authentication for requests received from the network, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published