Cisco Firepower System Software Snort Detection Engine Request cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Cisco Firepower System Software (Firewall Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects an unknown code block of the component Snort Detection Engine. The manipulation as part of a Request leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-310. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 05/02/2018. The weakness was disclosed 05/02/2018 as cisco-sa-20180502-fpwr-txdos as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-0281 since 11/27/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/02/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 104096). The entries 117298 and 117296 are pretty similar.

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Class: Weak encryption (CWE-310)
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Vendor: https://www.cisco.com/

Advisory: cisco-sa-20180502-fpwr-txdos
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-0281 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 104096 - Cisco Firepower System Software CVE-2018-0281 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 05/03/2018 08:35 AM
Updated: 02/02/2020 07:54 AM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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