A vulnerability in the command line interface (CLI) of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker with administrative privileges to execute commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by executing a specific CLI command that includes crafted arguments. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute commands on the underlying OS with root privileges.
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 if they are running a vulnerable release of Cisco FTD Software.
For information about which Cisco FTD Software releases are vulnerable, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory.
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 Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 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.
Fixed ReleasesIn 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 FTD Software
Cisco FTD Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability Earlier than 6.1.01 Migrate to a fixed release.
6.1.0 Migrate to a fixed release. 6.2.0 Migrate to a fixed release. 6.2.1 Migrate to a fixed release. 6.2.2 Migrate to a fixed release. 6.2.3 Migrate to a fixed release. 6.3.0 18.104.22.168 (end of October 2019) 6.4.0 22.214.171.124 6.5.0 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 internal security testing.
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 2019-October-02
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