Input Validation Vulnerabilities in Avaya Communication Manager Web Interface (October 2008)

Original Release Date: October 8, 2008
Last Revised: October 8, 2008
Number: ASA-2008-391
Risk Level: Medium
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

The Web Management Interface on several versions of Avaya Communication Manager was found to contain input validation vulnerabilities. This could potentially allow for an authenticated user of the Web Management Interface to execute arbitrary code.

Avaya would like to thank VoIPshield for reporting these issues. The notices from VoIPshield may be found at:

Avaya Communication Manager versions 5.1 and later are not vulnerable to these issues.

2. Avaya System Products using the Communication Manager Web Interface:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Communication Manager 3.1.x, 4.0.x and 5.0 Medium For CM 3.1.x, customers should upgrade to CM 3.1.4 SP2 or later.

For CM 4.0.x, customers should upgrade to CM4.0.3 SP1 or later.

For CM 5.0, customers should upgrade to CM 5.0 SP3 or later.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - October 8, 2008 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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