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Cisco WebEx Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution (RCE)' vulnerability in Cisco WebEx


Short Info



Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4



Cisco WebEx is a comprehensive suite offering web conferencing, video conferencing, and contact center as a service applications. It is widely utilized by businesses and individuals around the world to facilitate remote meetings, collaborations, and customer engagement through its cloud-based services. This platform enables users to host or participate in virtual meetings, share content, and collaborate in real-time, making it a critical tool for remote work and global communication. Cisco WebEx's flexibility and scalability make it suitable for a wide range of industries including education, healthcare, and corporate sectors, supporting everything from small team meetings to large-scale webinars and online events.

The nuclei template targets a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability within Cisco WebEx, exploiting the Apache Log4j library. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2021-44228, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system remotely without requiring authentication. Exploitation of this flaw could enable an attacker to gain control over an affected system, leading to potential data theft, unauthorized access, and system compromise. This vulnerability is particularly concerning due to its wide impact and the ease with which it can be exploited.

The vulnerability exists because of the way Cisco WebEx handles input data through the Log4j Java logging library. Attackers can exploit this by crafting malicious LDAP requests that are then interpreted by Log4j, allowing the execution of remote code. This attack is facilitated via specially crafted user input that leverages the JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface) features to execute code remotely. The specific attack vector involves sending a POST request to the WebEx application interface with a malicious JNDI string embedded within the request parameters. This flaw bypasses normal security mechanisms, allowing for unauthorized execution of code without any user interaction.

If successfully exploited, this vulnerability could have severe consequences including but not limited to remote execution of malware, unauthorized access to sensitive information, alteration or theft of data, and potential control over the affected system. For organizations relying on Cisco WebEx for critical communications and business operations, this could result in significant disruptions, compromise of confidential information, and reputational damage. The ease of exploitation and the critical nature of the assets involved make this vulnerability a high-risk concern for all WebEx users.

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