Cisco Security Agent up to 5.1 denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Security Agent up to 5.1. It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was disclosed 02/17/2010 with Cisco (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-0148 since 01/04/2010. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69951 (Cisco Security Agent 5.2 DoS (cisco-sa-20100217-csa)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CISCO.

Upgrading to version 5.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (56347) and Tenable (69951). The entries 51946 and 51945 are pretty similar.







  • end of life (old version)

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.7

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 69951
Nessus Name: Cisco Security Agent 5.2 DoS (cisco-sa-20100217-csa)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Security Agent 5.2


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Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2010-0148 (🔍)

X-Force: 56347
SecurityTracker: 1023607 - Cisco Security Agent TCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 24921 - [cisco-sa-20100217-csa] Security Agent (CSA) TCP Packets Remote Unspecified DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38273 - Cisco Security Agent Unspecified Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 38619 - Cisco Security Agent Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 62445 - Cisco Security Agents Crafted TCP Packet Handling Remote DoS
Vupen: ADV-2010-0416

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 09/02/2021 04:36 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (66), 02/21/2017 05:18 PM (17), 09/02/2021 04:36 PM (3)
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