CASA-FW-000150 - The Cisco ASA must be configured to enable threat detection to mitigate risks of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

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A firewall experiencing a DoS attack will not be able to handle production traffic load. The high utilization and CPU caused by a DoS attack will also have an effect on control keep-alives and timers used for neighbor peering, resulting in route flapping and will eventually black-hole production traffic.

The device must be configured to contain and limit a DoS attack's effect on the device's resource utilization. The use of redundant components and load balancing are examples of mitigating 'flood-type' DoS attacks through increased capacity.


Configure threat detection as shown in the example below.

ASA(config)# threat-detection basic-threat

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001095, Rule-ID|SV-239860r863229_rule, STIG-ID|CASA-FW-000150, Vuln-ID|V-239860

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