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CVE-2020-3187 Scanner

Detects 'Path Traversal' vulnerability in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software affects v. before


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The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software is a security software used by organizations worldwide to protect their digital assets, including networks, servers, and applications. ASA is a firewall that functions as a threat defense system to prevent unauthorized access to organizational data. It offers many advanced security features, such as VPN connectivity, intrusion prevention, and network-based malware detection. ASA software is widely used by enterprises, government agencies, and service providers to secure their digital infrastructures.

However, recently, a severe vulnerability was detected in Cisco ASA software, marked by the code CVE-2020-3187. This vulnerability can allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks and access sensitive files on the targeted system. It happens due to a lack of proper input validation of the HTTP URL. By exploiting this vulnerability, cybercriminals could gain read and delete access to arbitrary files on the targeted system. Even though reloading the device can restore the files, it could still lead to significant data loss.

When exploited, this vulnerability can lead to a malicious attacker accessing sensitive data and compromising the entire organizational infrastructure. Once a cybercriminal gets hold of this information, they could use it to extort ransom or sell it on the dark web, leading to severe economic and reputational damage. Moreover, the compromised infrastructure could be further used by attackers to launch advanced persistent threats (APTs) or other cyberattacks.

Lastly, is a proactive cybersecurity platform that empowers organizations to become more secure by detecting and mitigating vulnerabilities and other security threats. Our cutting-edge solutions operate around the clock to detect vulnerabilities and exploits, so you can prevent any potential attacks. With our advanced and efficient vulnerability scanner, we can identify vulnerabilities in real-time, so you can secure your digital assets. The solution empowers organizations to defend against potential security attacks continually.



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