A vulnerability in SSL inspection for Cisco Firepower Management Center and Cisco FireSIGHT System software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass configured do-not-decrypt rules in the SSL policy rule set.
The vulnerability is due to lack of verification of the user input parameters within the HTTP URL against the SSL certificate. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP URL to the targeted system. An exploit could allow the attacker to bypass configured SSL inspection rules. The SSL inspection do-not-decrypt rule should force a connection to be permanently encrypted.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.
This advisory is available at the following link: https://sec.cloudapps.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160921-fmc
Workarounds that address this vulnerability are not available.
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 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-September-21
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