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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco ASA Information Disclosure Vulnerability
9 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-2181
Revision History: May 9 2014: Fixed product field.
May 9 2014: Initial Release
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Cisco Security Notice
Cisco ASA Information Disclosure Vulnerability
CVE ID: CVE-2014-2181
Release Date: 2014 May 6 13:00 UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2014 May 7 15:17 UTC (GMT)
A vulnerability in the authorization code of Cisco ASA Software could allow an
authenticated, remote attacker to access information stored on the file system
of an affected system.
The vulnerability is due to improper implementation of authorization controls
when an unprivileged user tries to access files stored on the file system.
This vulnerability can be exploited after authentication and only if HTTP
server is enabled. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a
crafted URL to the affected system. If the Cisco ASA is configured in multiple
context mode, only the user of the admin context will be able to exploit this
vulnerability. An exploit could allow the attacker to access files stored on
the device file system, which may include the running configuration.
Product More Information CVSS
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance CSCun78551 6.8/5.6
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