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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   Cisco ASA Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco ASA Management Interface XML Parsing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Cause the Target System to Become Unstable or Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034251
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034251
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6379   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 25 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco ASA. A remote authenticated user can cause the target system to become unstable or potentially crash.

A remote authenticated user on the management interface can cause the target component to read a specially crafted XML file to trigger a flaw in the XML parser. As a result, the target system will become unstable and may crash.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCut14223 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target system to become unstable or potentially crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151123-asa

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151123-asa (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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