Cisco Firepower Management Center Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities



Date Discovered

October 2, 2019


Cisco Firepower Management Center is prone to multiple remote code-execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code on the affected system. This may aid in further attacks. These issues are being tracked by Cisco Bug IDs CSCvf87540 and CSCvg04183.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.1.0
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.2.0
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.2.1
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.2.2
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.2.3
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.3.0
  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center 6.4.0


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful attack.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This will reduce the likelihood of these issues being exploited.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Since these issues may be leveraged to execute arbitrary code within the security context of the affected server, run the server with least privileges possible so as to reduce the severity of successful exploits.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.




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