Cisco: CUCM DoS Vulnerabilities

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly Cisco CallManager) contains multiple denial of service (DoS) vulnerabilities that if exploited could cause an interruption of voice services. The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) and Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Manager services are affected by these vulnerabilities.

To address these vulnerabilities, Cisco has released free software updates for select Cisco Unified Communications Manager versions. There is a workaround for of one the vulnerabilities.

The following products are affected by vulnerabilities that are described in this advisory:

* Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x
* Cisco Unified Communications Manager 5.x
* Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x
* Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.x

Administrators can mitigate the SCCP- and SIP-related vulnerabilities by implementing filtering on screening devices to permit access to TCP ports 2000 and 2443, and TCP and UDP ports 5060 and 5061 only from networks that require SCCP and SIP access to Cisco Unified Communications Manager appliances.

It is possible to mitigate the CTI Manager vulnerability by disabling the CTI Manager service t is not necessary; however, this workaround will interrupt applications that reply on the CTI Manager service. Administrators can also mitigate the vulnerability by implementing filtering on screening devices to permit access to TCP port 2748 only from networks that require access to the CTI Manager service.

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