A vulnerability in the web services interface for remote access VPN features of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.
This vulnerability is due to improper input validation when parsing HTTPS requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTPS request to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
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 advisory is part of the April 2022 release of the Cisco ASA, FTD, and FMC Security Advisory Bundled publication. For a complete list of the advisories and links to them, see Cisco Event Response: April 2022 Cisco ASA, FMC, and FTD Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication.
This vulnerability affects Cisco products if they are running a vulnerable release of Cisco ASA Software or Cisco FTD Software with a vulnerable remote access VPN configuration.
For information about which Cisco software releases are vulnerable, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory.
Determine the ASA Software Configuration
To determine whether the software has a vulnerable feature configured, use the show running-config CLI command. In the following table, the left column lists the Cisco ASA Software features that are vulnerable. The right column indicates the basic configuration for each feature from the show running-config CLI command. If a device is running a vulnerable release and has one of these features configured, it is vulnerable.
Cisco ASA Feature Vulnerable Configuration AnyConnect Internet Key Exchange Version 2 Remote Access (with client services)
crypto ikev2 enable <interface_name> client-services port <port #>
AnyConnect SSL VPN
Clientless SSL VPN
Determine the FTD Software Configuration
To determine whether the software has a vulnerable feature configured, use the show running-config CLI command. In the following table, the left column lists the Cisco FTD Software features that are vulnerable. The right column indicates the basic configuration for each feature from the show running-config CLI command. If a device is running a vulnerable release and has one of these features configured, it is vulnerable.
Cisco FTD Feature Vulnerable Configuration AnyConnect Internet Key Exchange Version 2 Remote Access (with client services)1,2
crypto ikev2 enable <interface_name> client-services port <port #>
AnyConnect SSL VPN1,2
enable <interface_name>1. Remote Access VPN features were introduced in Cisco FTD Software Release 184.108.40.206. Remote Access VPN features are enabled by using Devices > VPN > Remote Access in Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) or by using Device > Remote Access VPN in Cisco Firepower Device Manager (FDM).
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 Management Center (FMC) Software.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability described in this advisory. Customers with service contracts that entitle them to regular software updates should obtain security fixes through their usual update channels.
Customers may only install and expect support for software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a license. By installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such software upgrades, customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco software license:
Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized reseller or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to software that was previously purchased. Free security software updates do not entitle customers to a new software license, additional software feature sets, or major revision upgrades.
The Cisco Support and Downloads page on Cisco.com provides information about licensing and downloads. This page can also display customer device support coverage for customers who use the My Devices tool.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the Cisco Security Advisories 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.
Customers Without Service Contracts
Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but are unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale should obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco TAC: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tsd-cisco-worldwide-contacts.html
Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared to provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free upgrade.
In the following table(s), the left column lists Cisco software releases. The center 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. The right column indicates whether a release is affected by any of the Critical or High SIR vulnerabilities described in this bundle and which release includes fixes for those vulnerabilities.
Cisco ASA Software Release First Fixed Release for CSCvz70595 First Fixed Release for CSCwb87950 and CSCwb93914 9.6 and earlier1 Not vulnerable. Not vulnerable. 9.71 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 9.8 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 9.91 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 9.101 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 9.12 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 9.131 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 9.14 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 9.15 220.127.116.11 Migrate to a fixed release. 9.16 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 9.17 Not vulnerable. 126.96.36.199 9.18 Not vulnerable. 188.8.131.52. Cisco ASA Software releases 9.7 and earlier, as well as releases 9.9, 9.10, and 9.13, have reached end of software maintenance. Customers are advised to migrate to a supported release that includes the fix for this vulnerability.
Cisco FTD Software Release First Fixed Release for CSCvz70595 First Fixed Release for CSCwb87950 and CSCwb93914 6.1.0 and earlier1 Not vulnerable. Not vulnerable. 6.2.21 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 6.2.3 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 6.3.01 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 6.4.0 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 6.5.01 Migrate to a fixed release. Migrate to a fixed release. 6.6.0 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 6.7.0 Cisco_FTD_Hotfix_AA-126.96.36.199-2.sh.REL.tar
Migrate to a fixed release. 7.0.0 7.0.2 7.0.4 7.1.0 Not vulnerable. 188.8.131.52 7.2.0 Not vulnerable. 7.2.11. Cisco FMC and FTD Software releases 6.2.2 and earlier, as well as releases 6.3.0 and 6.5.0, have reached end of software maintenance. Customers are advised to migrate to a supported release that includes the fix for this vulnerability.
For instructions on upgrading your FTD device, see Cisco Firepower Management Center Upgrade Guide.
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) validates only the affected and fixed release information that is documented in this advisory.
The Cisco PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
This vulnerability was originally found during the resolution of a Cisco TAC support case.
Cisco would like to thank Saleh Iskandar from Indonesia for reporting that the fix for the vulnerability was incomplete.
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 1.2 Updated fixed release tables to reflect additonal fixes for Cisco bugs CSCwb87950 and CSCwb93914. Also updated source. Fixed Software, Source Final 2022-NOV-09 1.1 Updated ASA 9.8 first fixed release information. Fixed Software Final 2022-JUN-01 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2022-APR-27
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