Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server GNU glibc gethostbyname Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (GHOST)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 81408


The version of Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server installed on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server 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: 81408

File Name: cisco_telepresence_vcs_CSCus69558.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2/18/2015

Updated: 4/11/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0235


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:telepresence_video_communication_server_software, cpe:/a:cisco:telepresence_video_communication_server, cpe:/h:cisco:telepresence_video_communication_server

Required KB Items: Cisco/TelePresence_VCS/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/23/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2015

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