Cisco Firepower Management Center Software CVE-2019-12701 Security Bypass Vulnerability



Date Discovered

October 2, 2019


Cisco Firepower Management Center Software is prone to a remote security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. This may aid in further attacks. This issue is being tracked by Cisco Bug ID CSCvp92361.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco FirePOWER Management Center
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 290
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 300
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 303
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 307
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 308
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 309
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 319
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 324
  • Cisco VDB Fingerprint Database 325


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, block access at the network perimeter to computers hosting the vulnerable application.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To limit the potential damage that successful exploits may achieve, run all nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user.

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 such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

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




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