Fortinet Discovers Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player Memory Corruption Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Cisco WebEx products.

Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player and WebEx Player are free tools to watch, share, and edit Cisco WebEx recordings developed and published by Cisco Systems for macOS and Windows.

A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in these Cisco WebEx products. The vulnerability exists because the vulnerable software can't correctly parse a crafted arf file which causes an out-of-bounds memory access. It could allow malicious users to create remote code execution scenarios.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Jun 28, 2019

Users should apply the solution provided by Cisco Systems.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Cisco Systems on June 27, 2019. 

Cisco Systems confirmed the vulnerability on July 12, 2019.

Cisco Systems patched the vulnerability on November 06, 2019.


This vulnerability was discovered by Yici Wang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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