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Cisco Bug: CSCvv58530 - ASA does not allow custom-defined TCP MSS for TO-THE-BOX traffic

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Sep 13, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls

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Description (partial)

The ASA uses the default MSS of 1460 bytes only.  When admin attempts to changes this to a custom value, the ASA does not actually use the custom value. It still shows the default MSS value (1460) for TO-THE-BOX traffic in captures.

-Configure a non-default MSS, such as "sysopt connection tcpmss 1436"
-Send a TCP SYN to the ASA
-The ASA will reply with the default MSS of 1460, not the customer value of 1436
-This problem has been seen on ASA version

Only for THROUGH-THE-BOX traffic, the sysopt settings works not for TO-THE-BOX traffic
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