Cisco ASA 5500 Series SSH Timeout DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote security device is missing a vendor-supplied security

Description :

The remote Cisco ASA is missing a security patch and may be affected by
a denial of service vulnerability. Due to a flaw in the management of
remote SSH sessions, multiple login sessions can cause the ASA to crash.
A remote, authenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Cisco ASA Software 8.4(1) / 8.5(1) / 8.6 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 64555 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57485

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5717