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ASA 5508 running 7.0.1 needs ROMMON and FPGA Upgrade


The ASA is acting flaky, and I noticed today the following in "show ver":


FPGA UPGRADE Version : 2.4
FPGA GOLDEN Version : unavailable
ROMMON Version : 1.1.14
WARNING: Platform FPGA version is older than minimum recommended image.
WARNING: Platform ROMMON version is older than minimum recommended image.
Image type : Release
Key Version : A


I've downloaded the firmware for ROMMON, but I can't find anything on the FPGA. Is there a file for this, or will the firmware take care of this?


Is this upgraded through CLI, or is this somehow through the GUI. The only thing I can find is through the CLI, but I don't want to brick this firewall.


Thank you.


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Marvin Rhoads
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A rommon upgrade should fix both the rommon and FPGA versions.

Please see this document for detailed instructions on upgrading the rommon of the ASA running FTD image:

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Leo Laohoo
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7.0.1?  The ASA may be under attack from Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software and Firepower Threat Defense Software Web Services Interface Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities.


Update June 28, 2021: Cisco has become aware that public exploit code exists for CVE-2020-3580, and this vulnerability is being actively exploited.


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May be worth giving shot to upgrade, rather sorry with attack.


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If this was running ASA firmware, I would be a simple process to upgrade ROMMON through CLI. When you're in FTD and you have to get to the ASA-like CLI using "system support diagnostic-cli" then "en" and then try to upgrade ROMMON at that point, I'm concerned it will fail. I'd expect to have to upgrade possibly in expert mode, but I can't find any documentation. Hopefully, this is more clear.