Denial of service in Cisco AMP for Endpoints

Published: 2018-11-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-15437
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15437

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists in the system scanning component due to improper process resource handling. A local attacker on a system running Microsoft Windows, execute a malicious file to prevent the scanning services from functioning properly and ultimately prevent the system from being protected from further intrusion.


Update to version 6.2.1.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AMP for Endpoints: 5.1(13), 6.0(9), 6.1(11), 6.2(0)

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.