Cisco Firewall Services Module DoS vulnerability

A vulnerability exists in the Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM) for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers that may cause the Cisco FWSM to reload after processing a malformed Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) message.

This vulnerability is triggered only by transit traffic. Traffic that is destined to the device does not trigger this vulnerability.

Versions 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 4.0.x, and 4.1.x of Cisco FWSM software are affected by this vulnerability if SCCP inspection is enabled. SCCP inspection is enabled by default.

Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability.

The Cisco PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory. This vulnerability was found during internal testing.

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