Cisco Security Agent TCP denial of service

cisco-securityagent-tcp-dos (56347) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


An unspecified error in the Cisco Security Agent when running on Linux could allow a remote attacker to cause a kernel panic via a series of TCP packets.


Base Score: 7.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 6.4
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Denial of Service


Refer to cisco-sa-20100217-csa for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • cisco-sa-20100217-csa: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Security Agent.
  • BID-38273: Cisco Security Agent Unspecified Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0148: Unspecified vulnerability in Cisco Security Agent 5.2 before, when running on Linux, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via a series of TCP packets.
  • OSVDB ID: 62445: Cisco Security Agents Crafted TCP Packet Handling Remote DoS
  • SA38619: Cisco Security Agent Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023607: Cisco Security Agent TCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service

Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco Security Agent 5.2


Feb 17, 2010

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