Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software and Firepower Threat Defense Software for Firepower 1000 and 2100 Series Appliances Command Injection Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the upgrade process of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to inject commands that could be executed with root privileges on the underlying operating system (OS).

This vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by uploading a crafted upgrade package file to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to inject commands that could be executed with root privileges on the underlying OS.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-asa-cmdinj-TKyQfDcU

Security Impact Rating: Medium

CVE: CVE-2021-1488

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories