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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The remote-access IPSec VPN implementation on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) 5500 series devices, PIX Security Appliances 500 series devices, and VPN Concentrators 3000 series devices responds to an Aggressive Mode IKE Phase I message only when the group name is configured on the device, which allows remote attackers to enumerate valid group names via a series of IKE negotiation attempts, aka Bug ID CSCtj96108, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-2025.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published