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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Vendors:   Cisco, WebEx
Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Windows-Based Folder Permissions Lets Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041681
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0422   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 20 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco WebEx Meetings Server. A local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a folder permissions error in the Webex Meetings client for Windows to gain system level privileges on the target system.

Cisco Webex Meetings Suite, Webex Meetings, and Webex Meetings Server are affected.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCvh89155, CSCvh89157, and CSCvh89158 to this vulnerability.

Simon Zuckerbraun (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)) and Ben Cheney from DXC Technology separately reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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