A vulnerability in the USB driver of Cisco Firepower 9000 could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker with physical access to the device to send invalid USB commands to the kernel and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of USB input parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using crafted USB user inputs to send invalid USB commands to the kernel.
Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.
This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151116-fire
There are no workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to upgrade contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date 1.0 Initial public release — Final 2015-November-17
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