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Cisco IOS Software and IOS XE Software LISP Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) control message processing in Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a vulnerable device to disable Cisco Express Forwarding and eventually drop traffic passing through. The vulnerability is due to insufficient checking of certain parameters in LISP control messages on the Ingress Tunnel Router (ITR). An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed LISP control messages to the ITR. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a vulnerable device to disable Cisco Express Forwarding and eventually drop traffic passing through. Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may need access to trusted, internal networks to send malformed LISP control messages to a targeted device. This access requirement may reduce the possibility of a successful exploit. Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists. However, the code is not known to be publicly available.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)