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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Email Security Appliance Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Email Security Appliance Attachment Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive Memory Resources
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039414
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12215   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 21 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 9.8.1, 10.0, 11.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Email Security Appliance. A remote user can consume excessive memory on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted email attachment through the target device to consume all available memory and cause the AsyncOS filtering process to crash. As a result, the device will stop scanning and forwarding email messages.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvd29354 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the device to stop scanning and forwarding email messages.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.8.1, 10.0.2-020).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.

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