Polycom ViewStation Unicode encoded directory traversal could be used to retrieve administrator password

viewstation-unicode-retrieve-password (9348) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Polycom ViewStation could allow a remote attacker to retrieve the password for the Web and Telnet server's administrator account and gain remote control access to the ViewStation device by using Unicode encoded Web requests.


Gain Privileges


Refer to Internet Security Systems Security Advisory, September 4, 2002 for upgrade and workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Polycom Viewstation 128 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation 128 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation 512 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation 512 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation DCP 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation DCP 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation FX VS 4000 4.1.5
  • Polycom Viewstation H.323 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation H.323 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation MP 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation MP 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation SP 384 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation SP 384 7.2
  • Polycom Viewstation V.35 6.5.1
  • Polycom Viewstation V.35 7.2


Sep 04, 2002

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