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Cisco Bug: CSCvu08049 - Cisco ESA, Cisco SMA, and Cisco WSA Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Last Modified

Sep 02, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Web Security Appliance

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Description (partial)

A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco AsyncOS software for Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA), Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA), and Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on an affected device.

The vulnerability exists because an insecure method is used to mask certain passwords on the web-based management interface. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by looking at the raw HTML code that is received from the interface. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to obtain some of the passwords configured throughout the interface.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:

At the time of publication, this vulnerability affected the following Cisco products and Cisco AsyncOS software releases:

ESA software releases 13.5.1-277 and earlier
SMA software releases 13.6.1-193 and earlier
WSA software releases 11.7.2-011 and earlier
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