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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco IOS Software Zone-Based Firewall H.323 Inspection Engine Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-399: Resource Management Errors
IntelliShield ID:25367
Version:1
First Published:2012 March 28 16:33 GMT
Last Published:2012 March 28 16:33 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2012-0388
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:7.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:6.4
Related Resources:
View related Security Advisory
 
 
Version Summary:

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on a targeted system.  Updates are available.

 
 
Description

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of malformed H.323 packets by the affected software.  An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed H.323 packets to a targeted device.  If successful, the attacker could cause the device to reload or trigger memory leaks that may result in system instabilities, resulting in a DoS condition.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.

 
Warning Indicators

Cisco has published a list of affected Cisco IOS Software releases in the security advisory.  The Vendor Announcements section of this alert contains a link to the advisory.

 
IntelliShield Analysis

To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a multimedia file to the user and persuade the user to open or execute the file by using misleading language or instructions.  Opening the file may result in the processing of malformed H.323 packets by the affected software.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.

 
Vendor Announcements

Cisco has released a security advisory for Cisco bug ID CSCtq45553 at the following link: cisco-sa-20120328-zbfw

 
Impact

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a targeted device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.  Repeated attacks could result in a sustained DoS condition.

 
Technical Information

The vulnerability is due to improper processing of transit, malformed H.323 packets by the affected software when the zone-based firewall is configured to perform H.323 traffic inspection.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed H.323 packets to a targeted device.  When processed, the packets could cause the device to reload.  Exploitation could result in a DoS condition.

 
Safeguards

Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

 
Patches/Software

Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via e-mail at tac@cisco.com.

 
Alert History
 

Initial Release



Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoIOS 12.4GC Base, 12.4(22)GC1, 12.4(22)GC1a, 12.4(24)GC1, 12.4(24)GC2, 12.4(24)GC3, 12.4(24)GC3a, 12.4(24)GC4 | 12.4MD Base, 12.4(11)MD, 12.4(11)MD1, 12.4(11)MD10, 12.4(11)MD11, 12.4(11)MD2, 12.4(11)MD3, 12.4(11)MD4, 12.4(11)MD5, 12.4(11)MD6, 12.4(11)MD7, 12.4(11)MD8, 12.4(11)MD9, 12.4(15)MD, 12.4(15)MD1, 12.4(15)MD2, 12.4(15)MD3, 12.4(15)MD4, 12.4(15)MD5, 12.4(15)MD6, 12.4(22)MD, 12.4(22)MD1, 12.4(22)MD2, 12.4(22)MD3, 12.4(24)MD, 12.4(24)MD1, 12.4(24)MD2, 12.4(24)MD3, 12.4(24)MD4, 12.4(24)MD5, 12.4(24)MD6, 12.4(24)MD7, 12.4(111)MD, 12.4(115)MD, 12.4(122)MD | 12.4MDA Base, 12.4(22)MDA, 12.4(22)MDA1, 12.4(22)MDA2, 12.4(22)MDA3, 12.4(22)MDA4, 12.4(22)MDA5, 12.4(22)MDA6, 12.4(22)MDA7, 12.4(24)MDA, 12.4(24)MDA1, 12.4(24)MDA10, 12.4(24)MDA11, 12.4(24)MDA12, 12.4(24)MDA2, 12.4(24)MDA3, 12.4(24)MDA4, 12.4(24)MDA5, 12.4(24)MDA6, 12.4(24)MDA7, 12.4(24)MDA8, 12.4(24)MDA9 | 12.4MDB Base, 12.4(24)MDB, 12.4(24)MDB1, 12.4(24)MDB2, 12.4(24)MDB3, 12.4(24)MDB4, 12.4(24)MDB5, 12.4(24)MDB5a, 12.4(24)MDB5b, 12.4(24)MDB6, 12.4(24)MDB7 | 12.4MR 12.4(119)MR, 12.4(119)MR1, Base, 12.4(2)MR, 12.4(2)MR1, 12.4(4)MR, 12.4(4)MR1, 12.4(6)MR, 12.4(6)MR1, 12.4(9)MR, 12.4(11)MR, 12.4(12)MR, 12.4(12)MR1, 12.4(12)MR2, 12.4(16)MR, 12.4(16)MR1, 12.4(16)MR2, 12.4(19)MR, 12.4(19)MR1, 12.4(19)MR2, 12.4(19)MR3, 12.4(20)MR, 12.4(20)MR2 | 12.4MRA Base, 12.4(20)MRA, 12.4(20)MRA1, 12.4(20)MRA2 | 12.4MRB Base, 12.4(20)MRB, 12.4(20)MRB1, 12.4(20)MRB2 | 12.4T Base, 12.4(2)T, 12.4(2)T1, 12.4(2)T2, 12.4(2)T3, 12.4(2)T4, 12.4(2)T5, 12.4(2)T6, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(4)T1, 12.4(4)T2, 12.4(4)T3, 12.4(4)T4, 12.4(4)T5, 12.4(4)T6, 12.4(4)T7, 12.4(4)T8, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(6)T1, 12.4(6)T10, 12.4(6)T11, 12.4(6)T12, 12.4(6)T2, 12.4(6)T3, 12.4(6)T4, 12.4(6)T5, 12.4(6)T5a, 12.4(6)T5b, 12.4(6)T5c, 12.4(6)T5d, 12.4(6)T5e, 12.4(6)T5f, 12.4(6)T6, 12.4(6)T7, 12.4(6)T8, 12.4(6)T9, 12.4(9)T, 12.4(9)T0a, 12.4(9)T1, 12.4(9)T2, 12.4(9)T3, 12.4(9)T4, 12.4(9)T5, 12.4(9)T6, 12.4(9)T7, 12.4(11)T, 12.4(11)T1, 12.4(11)T2, 12.4(11)T3, 12.4(11)T4, 12.4(15)T, 12.4(15)T1, 12.4(15)T10, 12.4(15)T11, 12.4(15)T12, 12.4(15)T13, 12.4(15)T13b, 12.4(15)T14, 12.4(15)T15, 12.4(15)T16, 12.4(15)T17, 12.4(15)T2, 12.4(15)T3, 12.4(15)T4, 12.4(15)T5, 12.4(15)T6, 12.4(15)T6a, 12.4(15)T7, 12.4(15)T8, 12.4(15)T9, 12.4(20)T, 12.4(20)T1, 12.4(20)T2, 12.4(20)T3, 12.4(20)T4, 12.4(20)T5, 12.4(20)T5a, 12.4(20)T6, 12.4(20)T6a, 12.4(20)T7, 12.4(20)T8, 12.4(20)T9, 12.4(22)T, 12.4(22)T1, 12.4(22)T2, 12.4(22)T3, 12.4(22)T4, 12.4(22)T5, 12.4(22)T6, 12.4(24)T, 12.4(24)T1, 12.4(24)T3(4), 12.4(24)T2, 12.4(24)T3(c5), 12.4(24)T3, 12.4(24)T3a, 12.4(24)T3b, 12.4(24)T3c, 12.4(24)T3e, 12.4(24)T3f, 12.4(24)T31f, 12.4(24)T3g, 12.4(24)T34(d1), 12.4(24)T34d, 12.4(24)T35c, 12.4(24)T4, 12.4(24)T4a, 12.4(24)T4b, 12.4(24)T4c, 12.4(24)T4d, 12.4(24)T4e, 12.4(24)T5, 12.4(24)T6, 12.4(24)T7, 12.4(24)T8, 12.4(24)T9, 12.4(100)T, 12.4(102)T, 12.4(104)T, 12.4(106)T, 12.4(106)T5, 12.4(106)T5a, 12.4(109)T, 12.4(111)T, 12.4(115)T, 12.4(120)T, 12.4(122)T | 12.4XR Base, 12.4(15)XR, 12.4(15)XR1, 12.4(15)XR10, 12.4(15)XR2, 12.4(15)XR3, 12.4(15)XR4, 12.4(15)XR5, 12.4(15)XR6, 12.4(15)XR7, 12.4(15)XR8, 12.4(15)XR9, 12.4(22)XR, 12.4(22)XR1, 12.4(22)XR10, 12.4(22)XR11, 12.4(22)XR12, 12.4(22)XR2, 12.4(22)XR3, 12.4(22)XR4, 12.4(22)XR5, 12.4(22)XR6, 12.4(22)XR7, 12.4(22)XR8, 12.4(22)XR9, 12.4(115)XR | 12.4XZ Base, 12.4(15)XZ, 12.4(15)XZ1, 12.4(15)XZ2, 12.4(115)XZ | 12.4YA Base, 12.4(20)YA, 12.4(20)YA1, 12.4(20)YA2, 12.4(20)YA3, 12.4(120)YA | 12.4YB Base, 12.4(22)YB, 12.4(22)YB1, 12.4(22)YB2, 12.4(22)YB3, 12.4(22)YB4, 12.4(22)YB5, 12.4(22)YB6, 12.4(22)YB7, 12.4(22)YB8, 12.4(122)YB | 12.4YD Base, 12.4(22)YD, 12.4(22)YD1, 12.4(22)YD2, 12.4(22)YD3, 12.4(22)YD4, 12.4(100)YD | 12.4YE Base, 12.4(22)YE, 12.4(22)YE1, 12.4(22)YE100, 12.4(22)YE2, 12.4(22)YE3, 12.4(22)YE4, 12.4(22)YE5, 12.4(22)YE6, 12.4(24)YE, 12.4(24)YE1, 12.4(24)YE2, 12.4(24)YE3, 12.4(24)YE3a, 12.4(24)YE3b, 12.4(24)YE3c, 12.4(24)YE3d, 12.4(24)YE4, 12.4(24)YE5, 12.4(24)YE6, 12.4(24)YE7 | 12.4YG Base, 12.4(24)YG1, 12.4(24)YG2, 12.4(24)YG3, 12.4(24)YG4 | 15.0M Base, 15.0(1)M, 15.0(1)M1, 15.0(1)M10, 15.0(1)M11, 15.0(1)M2, 15.0(1)M3, 15.0(1)M4, 15.0(1)M5, 15.0(1)M5a, 15.0(1)M6, 15.0(1)M6a, 15.0(1)M7, 15.0(1)M8, 15.0(1)M9 | 15.0XA Base, 15.0(1)XA, 15.0(1)XA1, 15.0(1)XA2, 15.0(1)XA3, 15.0(1)XA4, 15.0(1)XA5 | 15.1GC Base, 15.1(2)GC, 15.1(2)GC1, 15.1(2)GC2 | 15.1M Base, 15.1(4)M, 15.1(4)M0a, 15.1(4)M0b, 15.1(4)M1, 15.1(4)M2, 15.1(4)M3, 15.1(4)M3a, 15.1(4)M4, 15.1(4)M5, 15.1(4)M6, 15.1(4)M7 | 15.1T Base, 15.1(1)T, 15.1(1)T1, 15.1(1)T2, 15.1(1)T3, 15.1(1)T4, 15.1(1)T5, 15.1(2)T, 15.1(2)T0a, 15.1(2)T1, 15.1(2)T10, 15.1(2)T2, 15.1(2)T2a, 15.1(2)T3, 15.1(2)T4, 15.1(2)T5, 15.1(3)T, 15.1(3)T1, 15.1(3)T2, 15.1(3)T3, 15.1(3)T4, 15.1(4)T, 15.1(100)T | 15.1XB Base, 15.1(1)XB, 15.1(1)XB1, 15.1(1)XB2, 15.1(1)XB3, 15.1(4)XB4, 15.1(4)XB5, 15.1(4)XB5a, 15.1(4)XB6, 15.1(4)XB7 | 15.2GC 15.2(1)GC, Base, 15.2(1)GC1, 15.2(1)GC2 | 15.2T Base, 15.2(1)T, 15.2(1)T1, 15.2(1)T2, 15.2(1)T3, 15.2(1)T4, 15.2(2)T, 15.2(2)T1, 15.2(2)T2, 15.2(2)T3, 15.2(2)T4, 15.2(3)T, 15.2(3)T1, 15.2(3)T2, 15.2(3)T3, 15.2(3)T4

Associated Products:
CiscoIOS 12.4GC | 12.4T | 12.4XZ | 12.4YA | 12.4YB | 15.0M | 15.0XA | 15.1GC | 15.1M | 15.1T | 15.1XB




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