Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Cisco patches and discloses XSS vulnerability in WebEx Meetings Server

Cisco yesterday disclosed a vulnerability in version 2.6 of its WebEx Meetings Server that leaves users susceptible to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The company has already released a software update to address the issue; there are no alternative workarounds available.

According to a Cisco security advisory, the vulnerability stems from “insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input by the affected software.” Unauthenticated, remote attackers can capitalize on this flaw by luring users to a malicious URL, thus opening them up to XSS attacks in their browser sessions.

Cisco also noted that its incident response team is not aware of any malicious exploitation of the vulnerability.

Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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