Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence GNU C Library (glibc) Buffer Overflow (CSCus69785) (GHOST)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 85449


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Server Service is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow condition in the GNU C Library (glibc) due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the glibc functions
__nss_hostname_digits_dots(), gethostbyname(), and gethostbyname2().
This allows a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in the Cisco bug ID CSCus69785.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85449

File Name: cisco_cups_CSCus69785.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 8/17/2015

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:unified_communications_manager_im_and_presence_service, cpe:/a:cisco:unified_communications_manager, cpe:/a:cisco:unified_presence_server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2015

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


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20150128-ghost

CERT: 967332