Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Software SSL or TLS Denial of Service Vulnerability

2019-02-20T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20190220-FPWR-SSLTLS-DOS
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2019-02-19T16:39:50

Description

A vulnerability in the detection engine of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the unexpected restart of the SNORT detection engine, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to the incomplete error handling of the SSL or TLS packet header during the connection establishment. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted SSL or TLS packet during the connection handshake. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the SNORT detection engine to unexpectedly restart, resulting in a partial DoS condition while the detection engine restarts.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190220-fpwr-ssltls-dos ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190220-fpwr-ssltls-dos"]