Cisco ASA CX Context-Aware Security Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on a targeted device. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in the Safe Search enforcement component of Cisco ASA CX Context-Aware Security could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security policy enforced by the affected component.
The vulnerability is due to improper implementation of the logic that should perform the filtering action. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request through the affected system.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ASA CX Context-Aware Security Software versions 9.0.2-68 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ASA CX Context-Aware Security Software may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have the ability to send a crafted HTTP requests through a targeted device which may reside on trusted, internal networks in which the attacker would likely need access to. This access requirement decreases the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5561
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui94622 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security policy enforced by an affected device. A successful exploit could be used to conduct further attacks.
The vulnerability is due to improper implementation of the logic that should perform the filtering action on an affected device.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request through the affected system. Processing the crafted HTTP request could allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions imposed by the Safe Search enforcement component used an affected device.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco ASA CX Context-Aware Security Software
9.0 Base, .1, .1-40, .2, .2-68
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