XSS in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance and Firepower Threat Defense



Published: 2021-10-29
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-1444
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls
Other software / Other software solutions

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU57769

Risk: Medium

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-2021-1444

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 services 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

ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls: All versions

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software:

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD):


CPE2.3 External links

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-asaftd-xss-webui-gQLSFyPM
http://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCvy20504

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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