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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 8.4(.6) and earlier, when using an unsupported configuration with overlapping criteria for filtering and inspection, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (traffic loop and device crash) via a packet that triggers multiple matches, aka Bug ID CSCui45606.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published