Denial of service in Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliance



Published: 2020-02-20
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3132
CWE-ID CWE-400
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 one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU25478

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3132

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to inadequate parsing mechanisms for specific email body components in the email message scanning feature. A remote attacker can send a malicious email containing a high number of shortened URLs through an affected device, trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco Email Security Appliance: before 13.0.0 375, 12.5.1 037


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-esa-shrt-dos-wM54R8qA

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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