Cisco ASA WebVPN Memory Leak DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61515


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


The remote Cisco ASA is missing a security patch and may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability. When WebVPN is enabled and in use, a memory leak can occur after authentication. This could eventually result in a denial of service.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in the bug details for CSCth34278.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61515

File Name: cisco_asa_webvpn_mem_leak.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2012/08/13

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:cisco:asa_5500, cpe:/h:cisco:5500_series_adaptive_security_appliance, cpe:/a:cisco:adaptive_security_appliance_software

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ASA, Host/Cisco/ASA/model

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2474

BID: 54840