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Cisco Bug: CSCus50625 - Cisco Headend Denial of Service (DOS) Vulnerability

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Aug 06, 2018

Products (1)

  • Headend System Releases

Known Affected Releases

ecs-2.0-13

Description (partial)

Symptom:
A vulnerability in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) module of the Cisco Headend System product could allow an 
unauthenticated, remote attacker to disable TCP ports and cause an increase in Central Processing Unit (CPU) and memory 
usage.

The vulnerability is due to a lack of rate limiting in the TCP listen application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by with a 
TCP SYN flood or denial-of-service (DOS) traffic stream. An exploit could allow the attacker to block TCP listen ports and exhaust 
system resources like CPU and memory.

Conditions:
Device running with default configuration running an affected version of software.
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