Cisco IP Phones Web Application Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

By GIXnews

A vulnerability in the web application for Cisco IP Phones could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute code with root privileges or cause a reload of an affected IP phone, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability exists because the affected software fails to check the bounds of input data. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP
request to the web server of a targeted device. A successful exploit
could allow the attacker to remotely execute
code with root privileges or cause a reload of an affected IP phone,
resulting in a DoS condition.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160609-ipp

Security Impact Rating: Critical

CVE: CVE-2016-1421

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories