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Cisco Content Security Management Appliance AsyncOS TCP Flood Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in the network stack of Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to exhaust all available memory, preventing the affected device from accepting new TCP connections.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of TCP packets sent at a high rate. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted TCP packets to the affected system.

Affected Software

Affected Software

See Vendor advisory.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See Vendor advisory.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)