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Cisco Email Security Appliance Format String Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Cisco Email Security Appliance contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to failure to release file descriptors when the requested file action is completed. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition due to the affected device failing to release file descriptors. When all file descriptors are in use, the device can reload unexpectedly.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Cisco Email Security Appliance 8.5.6-106/9.6.0-042

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

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