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Security Advisory 07-016 – Multiple SQL Injections In Cisco Call Manager User And Admin Interface

Vulnerability Title:

Multiple SQL Injections In User And Admin Interface

Vulnerable System:

Cisco Unified CallManager

Previous Vendor Information

Originally vendor contacted on 02.08.2003 Product: ITS, Version 6.20 Bugtraq ID: 8517 CVE: CAN-2003-0749

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services

Credit for Discovery:

Nico Leidecker of Portcullis discovered this vulnerability. Further research was then carried out.

Affected Systems:

System Version: and 5.1, 6.0-6.1.


The Cisco Unified CallManager is vulnerable to multiple SQL injections in the user interface as well as in the administration interface.

The value of the ‘key’ parameter used in various GET requests is not properly sanatized and it is therefore possible to inject SQL queries.

In addition, the application discloses table and attribute names in the ‘primaryTable’and ‘dispCols’ parameters of some POST requests. Another SQL injection point can be found there.

The following is a simplified POST request:

POST /ccmuser/ HTTP/1.1 Host: Referer: Cookie: JSESSIONID=D650CB2B43F85CD8D260B69A948FA7B5; JSESSIONIDSSO=315C472AA4B90A6765D4EDEFAC24897C Content-Length: 170

org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=9a4f6e1e4e11a72ed4be0981c26e6f53&primaryTable=personaladdressbook&dispCols=pkid%23nickname%23firstname%23lastname SearchField=nickname

Impact: Attackers need access to either the user or administration interface. They then might be able to read data from the database such as password hashes.


Proof of concept exploit code is not required. The injection points are the ‘key’ or the ‘primaryTable’ and ‘dispCols’ parameters.


Vendor Status:

Vendor contacted – Cisco advise that they will be using bug ID CSCsk64286 for this incident. CVE-2008-0026 has been assiged to this vulnerability. The Cisco advisory is now available at:-

The vendor has advised that the CUCM versions not vulnerable to this issue are 5.1(3a) and 6.1(1a).


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