A vulnerability in the HTTPS inspection engine of the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause exhaustion of available memory, system instability, and a reload of the affected system.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of HTTPS packets transiting through the affected system.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTPS packets through the affected system at high rate. 

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.

This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160309-csc
A vulnerability in the HTTPS inspection engine of the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause exhaustion of available memory, system instability, and a reload of the affected system.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of HTTPS packets transiting through the affected system.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTPS packets through the affected system at high rate. 

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.

This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160309-csc

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2016-1312