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Cisco Secure Content Accelerator vulnerable to SSL worm
From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz () debian org>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 15:37:31 -0400

Product         : Cisco SCA 11000 Series Secure Content Accelerator
Product URL     : http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/cc/pd/cxsr/ps2083/
CVE             : CAN-2002-0656
Software release: All current releases
Vendor status   : PSIRT and TAC notified 2002/09/17, last update 2002/09/24
Patch status    : No patch available

Attempts to exploit the vulnerability described in CAN-2002-0656 cause the
SCA 11000 (all tested software releases) to spontaneously reboot, resulting
in at least a denial of service.  This product incorporates code from an
older OpenSSL release, and thus shares the same vulnerability.  There is no
known means to work around this issue, short of disabling SSL services on
the system.

Cisco's Secure Content Accelerator is closely related to SonicWall's SSL
offloader product.  The SonicWall product was also vulnerable, and a
statement and fix were issued promptly:


No official fix is as yet available from Cisco for this issue, and no
advisory has been released.  Impact is likely equivalent to impact on the
SonicWall product.

Cisco PSIRT publishes advisories here:


 - mdz

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