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Cisco Bug: CSCvs42176 - Cisco IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR, and NX-OS Software One Platform Kit DoS Vulnerability

Last Modified

Jun 04, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases

7.3(7)N1(0.778)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
A vulnerability in the Topology Discovery Service of Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK) in Cisco IOS Software, Cisco IOS XE Software, Cisco IOS XR Software, and Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient length restrictions when the onePK Topology Discovery Service parses Cisco Discovery Protocol messages. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious Cisco Discovery Protocol message to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a stack overflow, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges, or to cause a process crash, which could result in a reload of the device and cause a DoS condition.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-ios-nxos-onepk-rce-6Hhyt4dC

Conditions:
For information on fixed versions of software consult the Cisco IOS Software checker:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/softwarechecker.x 

See Vulnerable Products Section of the advisory for full details:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-ios-nxos-onepk-rce-6Hhyt4dC#vp
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