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Published on August 8th, 2019 📆 | 8496 Views ⚑


Cisco Firepower Threat Defense SSL/TLS Inspector privilege escalation

CVSS Meta Temp Score Current Exploit Price (≈)
7.0 $0-$5k

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (Firewall Software) (version unknown). Affected is an unknown function of the component SSL/TLS Inspector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 08/08/2019 as cisco-sa-20190807-ftd-bypass as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2019-1970 since 12/06/2018. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn’t require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/08/2019).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Privilege escalation (CWE-269)
Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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12/06/2018 CVE assigned
08/08/2019 +245 days Advisory disclosed
08/08/2019 +0 days VulDB entry created
08/08/2019 +0 days VulDB last updateVendor:

Advisory: cisco-sa-20190807-ftd-bypass
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-1970 (🔒)

Created: 08/08/2019 07:01 PM
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