VDB-90834 · CVE-2016-1457 · BID 92509

Cisco ASA FirePOWER Services HTTP Request access control

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco ASA (Firewall Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component FirePOWER Services. The manipulation as part of a HTTP Request leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 08/17/2016 with Cisco as cisco-sa-20160817-fmc / CSCur25513 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at tools.cisco.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-1457 since 01/04/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/14/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project. The advisory points out:

A vulnerability in the web-based GUI of Cisco Firepower Management Center and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500-X Series with FirePOWER Services could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to perform unauthorized remote command execution on the affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient authorization checking. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to the affected device. Successful exploitation could allow an authenticated attacker to execute system commands with root-level privileges.

Upgrading to version,, 5.4.1 or 6.0.0 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 SecurityFocus (BID 92509†) and SecurityTracker (ID 1036642†).








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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 830474
OpenVAS Name: Cisco Firepower Management Center Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
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01/04/2016 🔍
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Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco-sa-20160817-fmc / CSCur25513
Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-1457 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 92509 - Cisco Firepower Management Center CVE-2016-1457 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1036642


Created: 08/18/2016 10:34 AM
Updated: 09/14/2022 07:46 AM
Changes: 08/18/2016 10:34 AM (67), 03/29/2019 12:08 AM (12), 09/14/2022 07:46 AM (3)
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