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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 8.3/10


The failover ipsec implementation in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 9.1 before 9.1(6), 9.2 before 9.2(3.3), and 9.3 before 9.3(3) does not properly validate failover communication messages, which allows remote attackers to reconfigure an ASA device, and consequently obtain administrative control, by sending crafted UDP packets over the local network to the failover interface, aka Bug ID CSCur21069.

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  • NONE

CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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