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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The platform-sw component on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) 5500 series devices with software 8.2 before 8.2(5.3), 8.3 before 8.3(2.20), and 8.4 before 8.4(2.1) does not properly handle non-ASCII characters in an interface description, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (reload without configuration) via a crafted description, aka Bug ID CSCtq50523.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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