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CiscoIOS XE Software Multicast Routing Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in the multicast subsystem of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition. The issues are in IPv4 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) and IPv6 Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM).

Insight

Insight

The first vulnerability (Cisco bug ID CSCud36767) is due to insufficient checking of MSDP Source-Active (SA) messages received from a configured MSDP peer. An attacker who can send traffic to the IPv4 address of a device could exploit this vulnerability by sending a packet designed to trigger the issue to the affected device. The second vulnerability (Cisco bug ID CSCuy16399) is due to insufficient checking of packets encapsulated in a PIM register message. An attacker who can send a malformed IPv6 PIM register packet to a PIM rendezvous point (RP) could exploit the vulnerability.

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)