A vulnerability in the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) functionality of Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass configured user filters on the device. The vulnerability is due to incomplete input and validation checking mechanisms for certain SPF messages that are sent to an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a customized SPF packet to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass the header filters that are configured for the affected device, which could allow malicious content to pass through the device.
Published 2019-08-08 08:15:13
Updated 2023-03-29 16:25:10
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-1955

0.14%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 49 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-1955

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
3.9
1.4
Cisco Systems, Inc.
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-1955

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2019-1955

Products affected by CVE-2019-1955

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