This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Severity: Low

3.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]


CWE-20 – Improper Input Validation


The vulnerability allows a local user to read or write arbitrary files on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A local user can include specially crafted arguments to a specific CLI command and read or write to arbitrary files on the underlying OS.

This vulnerability affects the following Cisco products if they are running a vulnerable release of Cisco FXOS Software:

  • Firepower 1000 Series
  • Firepower 2100 Series
  • Firepower 4100 Series
  • Firepower 9300 Security Appliances


Install updates from vendor’s website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco FXOS:
-, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6

Cisco ASA:
9.8, 9.9, 9.10, 9.12, 9.13

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD):
6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0, 6.4.0, 6.5.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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