Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliance



Published: 2020-01-27
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3134
CVE-2020-3133
CVE-2020-3137
CWE-ID CWE-20
CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliance
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 3 vulnerabilities.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU24668

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3134

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of zip files in the zip decompression engine. A remote attacker can send an email message with a crafted zip-compressed attachment and trigger a restart of the content-scanning process, causing a temporary denial of service condition.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliance: 7.6.3 - 12.5.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-esa-dos-87mBkc8n

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU24669

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3133

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass configured filters on the target device.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of incoming emails. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted email message to a recipient protected by the ESA and bypass the configured content filters, which could allow malicious content to pass through the device.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliance: 7.6.3 - 12.5.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-esa-bypass-5Cdv2HMA

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU24670

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3137

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the web-based management interface. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliance: 7.6.3 - 12.5.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-email-sec-xss-EbjXuXwP

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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