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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Access Control List ICMP
Echo Request Code Filtering Vulnerability
12 July 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1445
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Cisco Security Advisory
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Access Control List ICMP Echo Request Code
2016 July 11 09:30 GMT
Base - 4.3
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
implementation of access control list (ACL) permit and deny filters for ICMP
Echo Reply messages could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass
ACL configurations for an affected device. ICMP traffic that should be denied
may instead be allowed through an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to the implementation of ACL-based filters for ICMP
Echo Requests and the range of ICMP Echo Request subtypes. An attacker could
exploit this vulnerability by sending ICMP Echo Request traffic to an affected
device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass ACL
configurations for the device, which could allow traffic that should be denied
to instead be allowed through the device.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are
no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
This vulnerability affects Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
Releases 8.2 through 188.8.131.52.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco provides information about fixed software in Cisco bugs, which are
accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco
Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and
review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to upgrade contain
sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software
configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If
the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any
public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described
in this advisory.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. Final 2016-July-11
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