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Cisco Security Notice

Internet Key Exchange Version 2 Anti-replay Protection Disabled Vulnerability

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2013-5548
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5548
Release Date: 2013 October 29 20:00  UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2013 October 30 19:26  UTC (GMT)

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Summary

A vulnerability in the implementation of the Cisco IOS Software Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) protocol may cause the anti-replay capabilities of IPsec to be disabled. This issue occurs only when using the Advanced Encryption Standard Galois/Counter Mode (AES-GCM) or the AES Galois Message Authentication Code (AES-GMAC) algorithms for Phase 2 IPsec Security Associations (SAs).

The vulnerability is due to improper coding of the logic required to enable or disable the anti-replay capabilities of an IPsec Phase 2 SA. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending traffic that will traverse an IPsec tunnel. An exploit could allow the attacker to replay previously sent traffic as long as the application consuming the traffic does not implement its own sequence or anti-replay checks. Neither the confidentiality nor the authentication capabilities of IPsec are affected by this vulnerability.

Affected Products

ProductMore InformationCVSS
IOSCSCuj477955.0/4.1

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