Cisco ASA 8.4 Management Interface resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco ASA 8.4 (Firewall Software). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component Management Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The XML parser in the management interface in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 8.4 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (device crash) via a crafted XML document, aka Bug ID CSCut14223.

The weakness was presented 11/24/2015 with Cisco as CSCut14223 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-6379 since 08/17/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (108302).








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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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OpenVAS ID: 800316
OpenVAS Name: Cisco ASA Management Interface XML Parser DoS Vulnerability
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08/17/2015 🔍
11/23/2015 +98 days 🔍
11/24/2015 +1 days 🔍
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11/25/2015 +1 days 🔍
11/26/2015 +1 days 🔍
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Advisory: CSCut14223
Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6379 (🔍)
X-Force: 108302 - Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance XML denial of service
SecurityTracker: 1034251
Vulnerability Center: 54613 - [cisco-sa-20151123-asa] Cisco ASA 8.4 Remote DoS via a Crafted XML Document, Medium
SecurityFocus: 77992 - Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software CVE-2015-6379 Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 11/25/2015 09:53 AM
Updated: 06/27/2022 04:35 PM
Changes: 11/25/2015 09:53 AM (55), 04/20/2018 09:24 AM (13), 06/27/2022 04:35 PM (3)
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