A vulnerability in the Secure Copy (SCP) feature of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability is due to the use of an incorrect data type for a length variable. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by initiating the transfer of a large file to an affected device via SCP. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to have valid privilege level 15 credentials on the affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the length variable to roll over, which could cause the affected device to crash.
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:
This vulnerability affects Cisco products that are running any release of Cisco ASA Software and that have the SCP feature enabled. The SCP feature is not enabled in Cisco ASA Software by default.
For information about which Cisco ASA Software releases are vulnerable, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory.
Determine Whether Secure Copy Is Configured
Administrators can use the show running-config ssh command to determine whether SCP is enabled. The following example shows the output of the command for a device that has the SCP feature enabled and that allows access to the SCP feature from the 10.10.10.0/24 network via the Management interface:
ciscoasa# show running-config ssh
ssh scopy enable ssh 10.10.10.0 255.255.255.0 Management
Note: The device is vulnerable to requests only when they are sent from an IP address in the range configured in the ssh <remote_ip_address> <remote_subnet_mask> <interface_name> command.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory are known to be affected by this vulnerability.
Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software or Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) Software.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
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.
In the following table(s), the left column lists releases of Cisco ASA Software, Cisco FMC Software, or Cisco FTD Software. The right column indicates whether a release is affected by the vulnerability described in this advisory and the first release that includes the fix for this vulnerability.
Cisco ASA Software
Cisco ASA Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability Earlier than 9.41
Migrate to a fixed release.
9.41 Migrate to a fixed release. 9.51 Migrate to a fixed release. 9.6 188.8.131.52 9.71 Migrate to a fixed release. 9.8 9.8.4 9.9 184.108.40.206 9.10 220.127.116.11 9.12 18.104.22.168 9.13 Not vulnerable.
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.
This vulnerability was found during the resolution of a Cisco TAC support case.
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 1.1 Corrected first fixed release information. Fixed Software Final 2019-October-07 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2019-October-02
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