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Cisco Web Security Appliance Native FTP Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in the native passthrough FTP functionality of the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a partial denial of service (DoS) condition due to high CPU utilization.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability occurs when the FTP client terminates the FTP control connection when the data transfer is complete. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by initiating FTP connections through the WSA. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause high CPU utilization of the Cisco WSA proxy process, causing a partial DoS condition. The attacker's choice of FTP client and how that client closes the FTP control connection will affect the attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability.

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)