CVE-2016-6439

NVD - CVE-2016-6439

CVE-2016-6439 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the detection engine reassembly of HTTP packets for Cisco Firepower System Software before 6.0.1 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition due to the Snort process unexpectedly restarting. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of an HTTP packet stream. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP packet stream to the detection engine on the targeted device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition if the Snort process restarts and traffic inspection is bypassed or traffic is dropped.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93787
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037061
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161019-fpsnort Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6439
NVD Published Date:
10/27/2016
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017
Source:
Cisco Systems, Inc.