Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Crafted ICMP Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-399: Resource Management Errors
IntelliShield ID:31351
Version:1
First Published:2013 October 22 19:56 GMT
Last Published:2013 October 22 19:56 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5542
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:8.5 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:7.0
 
Version Summary:Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in function handling ICMP packets of Cisco ASA Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a arbitrary connections to be cleared and a reload of the affected device, leading to a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to improper handling of crafted ICMP packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a number of crafted ICMP packets to or through an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to clear arbitrary connections on the firewall or cause a reload of the affected device, leading to a denial of service (DoS) condition.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security advisory and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software versions prior to 8.4(7.2), 8.7(1.8), 9.0(3.6), and 9.1(2.8) are affected.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
Because the vulnerability can be triggered via transit traffic, attackers may be able to exploit the vulnerability more easily.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security advisory for Cisco bug ID CSCui77398 at the following link: cisco-sa-20131009-asa
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper processing of ICMP packets by Cisco ASA Software.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending malicious ICMP packets to the device or traffic that could transit an interface on the device. The processing of the malicious ICMP packets could cause the device to reload, resulting 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 email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 8.4 .1, .1.3, .1.11, .2, .2.1, .2.8, .3, .3.8, .3.9, .4, .4.1, .4.3, .4.5, .4.9, .5, .5.6, .6, .7 | 8.7 .1, .1.1, .1.3, .1.4, .1.7 | 9.0 .1, .2, .2.10, .3, .3.6 | 9.1 .1, .1.4, .2, .2.8, .3

Associated Products:
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