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CVE-2018-15453 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) Decryption and Verification or S/MIME Public Key Harvesting features of Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to corrupt system memory. A successful exploit could cause the filtering process to unexpectedly reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition on the device. The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of S/MIME-signed emails. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious S/MIME-signed email through a targeted device. If Decryption and Verification or Public Key Harvesting is configured, the filtering process could crash due to memory corruption and restart, resulting in a DoS condition. The software could then resume processing the same S/MIME-signed email, causing the filtering process to crash and restart again. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a permanent DoS condition. This vulnerability may require manual intervention to recover the ESA.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.6 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 4.0
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106511 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190109-esa-dos Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:email_security_appliance_firmware:11.0.1-401:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:email_security_appliance_firmware:11.1.0-131:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15453
NVD Published Date:
01/10/2019
NVD Last Modified:
02/14/2019