Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the DNS code of Cisco ASA Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the reload of an affected system.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of DNS error cases when the Cisco ASA Software receives a DNS reply packet under a particular system configuration. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by either owning a DNS server or ensuring that the reply to a DNS request from an affected system is malformed. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the reload of the affected system.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ASA Software versions 9.1(.3) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ASA Software may also be vulnerable.
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-2013-6696
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuj28861 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of DNS error cases when Cisco ASA Software receives a DNS reply packet under a particular system configuration.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by either owning a DNS server or ensuring that the reply to a DNS request from an affected system is malformed. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the reload of the affected system.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
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.
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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