Cisco TelePresence Conductor GNU glibc gethostbyname Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (GHOST)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81407


The remote Cisco TelePresence Conductor device is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Cisco TelePresence Conductor remote device is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the GNU C Library (glibc) due to improperly validating user-supplied input to the __nss_hostname_digits_dots(), gethostbyname(), and gethostbyname2() functions. This allows a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81407

File Name: cisco_telepresence_conductor_CSCus69523.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2015/02/18

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 79581

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:telepresence_conductor

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco_TelePresence_Conductor/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235

BID: 72325

CERT: 967332


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20150128-ghost