A vulnerability in the database user privileges of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition (Unified CM SME), and Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM & Presence Service (Unified CM IM&P) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the underlying operating system of an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient file permission restrictions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted command from the API to the application. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files on the underlying operating system of the affected device. The attacker would need valid user credentials to exploit this vulnerability.
Published 2022-07-06 21:15:11
Updated 2022-07-14 14:51:56
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-20791

0.10%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 42 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-20791

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.0
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
Cisco Systems, Inc.
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2022-20791

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize absolute path sequences such as "/abs/path" that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-20791

Products affected by CVE-2022-20791

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