A vulnerability in the interaction between the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol preprocessor and the Snort 3 detection engine for Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass the configured policies or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to improper error-checking when the Snort 3 detection engine is processing SMB traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted SMB packet stream through an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the Snort process to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
Published 2023-11-01 17:15:12
Updated 2024-01-25 17:15:43
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Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-20270

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 25 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-20270

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-20270

  • 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: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2023-20270

Products affected by CVE-2023-20270

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