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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 10/10


The Java Servlet framework on Cisco TelePresence Recording Server devices with software 1.6.x before 1.6.2 and Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch (CTMS) devices with software 1.0.x, 1.1.x, 1.5.x, and 1.6.x does not require administrative authentication for unspecified actions, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request, aka Bug IDs CSCtf42005 and CSCtf42008.

  • 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