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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Web Security Appliance Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Web Security Appliance Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034763
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034763
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1296   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 21 2016
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.5.3-055, 9.1.0-000, 9.5.0-235
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Web Security Appliance. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

A remote user can supply specially crafted HTTP method values to exploit a flaw in the proxy engine and bypass security restricts on the target proxy.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCuw32090 and CSCux00848 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass proxy security restrictions on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160119-wsa

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160119-wsa (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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