A vulnerability in the proxy engine of the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and the Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of malformed file methods. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by encoding files within an email message. An exploit could allow the attacker to circumvent the AMP’s or ESA’s ability to prevent encoded files.
Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.
This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160211-esaamp
Workarounds are not available.
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 be upgraded 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 2016-February-11
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