Cisco ASA up to 8.4 Command Line Interface EpicBanana/JetPlow privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Cisco ASA up to 8.4 (Firewall Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component Command Line Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (EpicBanana/JetPlow). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software before 8.4(1) on ASA 5500, ASA 5500-X, PIX, and FWSM devices allows local users to gain privileges via invalid CLI commands, aka Bug ID CSCtu74257 or EPICBANANA.

The weakness was disclosed 08/17/2016 with Shadow Brokers as cisco-sa-20160817-asa-cli / CSCtu74257 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The advisory contains:

On August 15, 2016, Cisco was alerted to information posted online by the Shadow Brokers group, which claimed to possess disclosures from the Equation Group. The posted materials included exploits for firewall products from multiple vendors. The Cisco products mentioned were the PIX and ASA firewalls.
This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-6367. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/14/2017). This vulnerability has a historic impact due to its background and reception.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93347 (Cisco ASA Software CLI Invalid Command Invocation (cisco-sa-20160817-asa-cli) (EPICBANANA)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CISCO.

Upgrading to version 8.4(1) eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1036636), Tenable (93347) and Exploit-DB (40271). The entries 90834 and 90833 are pretty similar.





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Name: EpicBanana/JetPlow
Class: Privilege escalation / EpicBanana/JetPlow
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 93347
Nessus Name: Cisco ASA Software CLI Invalid Command Invocation (cisco-sa-20160817-asa-cli) (EPICBANANA)
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OpenVAS ID: 800316
OpenVAS Name: Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance CLI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ASA 8.4(1)


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Advisory: cisco-sa-20160817-asa-cli / CSCtu74257
Organization: Shadow Brokers
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-6367 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036636 - Cisco ASA Command Line Interface Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service and Gain Elevated Privileges

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Created: 08/18/2016 10:27 AM
Updated: 07/14/2017 10:09 AM
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