Cisco Unity Connection Bulk Administration Tool Connection Request resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Unity Connection (Unified Communication Software) (the affected version unknown). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown code block of the component Bulk Administration Tool. The manipulation as part of a Connection Request leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

A vulnerability in the Bulk Administration Tool (BAT) for Cisco Unity Connection could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause high disk utilization, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability exists because the affected software does not restrict the maximum size of certain files that can be written to disk. An attacker who has valid administrator credentials for an affected system could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted, remote connection request to an affected system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to write a file that consumes most of the available disk space on the system, causing application functions to operate abnormally and leading to a DoS condition.

The bug was discovered 10/03/2018. The weakness was shared 10/05/2018 as cisco-sa-20181003-unity-dos as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-15396 since 08/17/2018. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: tools.cisco.com

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08/17/2018 🔍
10/03/2018 +47 days 🔍
10/05/2018 +1 days 🔍
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10/06/2018 +1 days 🔍
03/30/2020 +541 days 🔍

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Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco-sa-20181003-unity-dos
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-15396 (🔍)

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Created: 10/06/2018 11:11 AM
Updated: 03/30/2020 04:31 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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