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Cisco warns of firewall flaw in its Catalyst switches, 7600 Series routers




Cisco warns of firewall flaw in its Catalyst switches, 7600 Series routers
Cisco warns of firewall flaw in its Catalyst switches, 7600 Series routers



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/121907-cisco-firewall-flaw.html 

By Linda Leung
NetworkWorld.com
12/19/07

Cisco is warning that a flaw in its Firewall Services Module could 
result in a reload of the module, or if exploited repeatedly, could 
result in a sustained denial-of-service attack.

FWSM is an integrated firewall module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches 
and Cisco 7600 Series routers.

In its security alert issued Wednesday, Cisco says there are "no known 
instances of intentional exploitation of this issue," but that it has 
"observed data streams that appear to be unintentionally triggering this 
vulnerability."

According to the security advisory, the security hole could be 
"triggered with standard network traffic, which is passed through the 
Application Layer Protocol Inspection process."

The only FWSM release affected by this vulnerability is FWSM System 
Software version 3.2(3).

FWSM software version 3.2(4) contains the fixes for the vulnerability 
and will be available for download the week beginning Dec. 31 at this 
URL [1].

A workaround for this vulnerability can be found at the security 
advisory [2].

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[1] http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cat6000-fwsm?psrtdcat20e2 
[2] http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a008091b11d.shtml 


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