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Cisco Security Advisory 20160309-csc

Cisco Security Advisory 20160309-csc
Posted Mar 10, 2016
Authored by Cisco Systems | Site cisco.com

Cisco Security Advisory - A vulnerability in the HTTPS inspection engine of the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause exhaustion of available memory, system instability, and a reload of the affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of HTTPS packets transiting through the affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTPS packets through the affected system at high rate. Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.

tags | advisory, remote, web
systems | cisco
MD5 | 84c5b01a3ebb6ff9dba956dcae45ddf4

Cisco Security Advisory 20160309-csc

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Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module Denial of Service Vulnerability

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20160309-csc

Revision 1.0

For Public Release 2016 March 09 16:00 GMT (UTC)

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Summary
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A vulnerability in the HTTPS inspection engine of the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause exhaustion of available memory, system instability, and a reload of the affected system.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of HTTPS packets transiting through the affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTPS packets through the affected system at high rate.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.

This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160309-csc


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