Vulnerability Details

Cisco FireSIGHT System Software Malware Bypass Vulnerability

Published: 2016-09-08 03:40:02
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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

Recommendations:
See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Summary:
A vulnerability in the malicious file detection and blocking features of Cisco FireSIGHT System Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass malware detection mechanisms on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of fields in HTTP headers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting specific file content on a server or persuading a user to click a specific link. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass malicious file detection or blocking policies that are configured for the system, which could allow malware to pass through the system undetected.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6396

References:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160907-fsss1

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2016-09-08
Modified
2018-11-20
Category
CISCO

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