Cisco ASA DNS Packet Handling DoS (cisco-sa-20151021-asa-dns2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93530


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


According to its version and configuration, the remote Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to improper processing of DNS packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a spoofed reply packet with a crafted DNS response, to cause the device to reload.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCuu07799.
Alternatively, remove DNS name-server values configured for any DNS server groups.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93530

File Name: cisco-sa-20151021-asa-dns2.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2016/09/15

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-6326

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:adaptive_security_appliance_software

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6326

BID: 77261


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20151021-asa-dns2