Cisco Web Security Appliance CVE-2019-15956 Unauthorized Access Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-110780
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2019-11-06T00:00:00



Cisco Web Security Appliance is prone to an unauthorized-access vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to gain unauthorized access and perform unauthorized actions. This may aid in further attacks. This issue is being tracked by Cisco Bug ID CSCvp51493.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco AsyncOS Software 10.1
  • Cisco AsyncOS Software 10.5
  • Cisco AsyncOS Software 11.5
  • Cisco AsyncOS Software 11.7
  • Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA)


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, block access at the network perimeter to computers hosting the vulnerable device.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.