A vulnerability in HTTP attack detection within decrypted SSL traffic of Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass HTTP attack detection. The traffic is SSL and the application is configured to decrypt the SSL connection and detect HTTP-based attacks that are associated with Snort intrusion detection rules.
The vulnerability is due to improper HTTP attack detection of decrypted SSL connections. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by embedding crafted HTTP packets in an encrypted SSL connection that could be flagged as an HTTP attack. An exploit could allow the attacker to bypass HTTP attack rules for SSL connections.
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-20151217-fsm
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.
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Version Description Section Status Date 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2015-December-17
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