A vulnerability in the malicious file detection and blocking features of Cisco Firepower Management Center and Cisco FireSIGHT System Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass malware detection mechanisms on an affected system.
The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of fields in HTTP headers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting specific file content on a server or persuading a user to click a specific link. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass malicious file detection or blocking policies that are configured for the system, which could allow malware to pass through the system undetected.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Vulnerable ProductsThis vulnerability affects the following Cisco products if the product is configured to use a file policy that has the Block Malware with all options including Reset action:
- Firepower Management Center, all releases prior to Release 6.1
- FireSIGHT System Software, all releases prior to Release 6.1
Products Confirmed Not VulnerableNo other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this vulnerability.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco provides information about fixed software in Cisco bugs, which are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, 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-September-07
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