Cisco ASA Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20180129-asa1) (destructive check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 107004


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software running on the remote device is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to an issue with allocating and freeing memory when processing a malicious XML payload. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit the issue to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20180129-asa1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 107004

File Name: cisco_asa_cve-2018-0101_dos.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2018/02/26

Modified: 2018/04/26

Dependencies: 42796

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:adaptive_security_appliance_software

Required KB Items: Services/cisco-ssl-vpn-svr

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0101