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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco ONS 15454 Controller Card Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:31999
Version:1
First Published:2013 December 03 22:21 GMT
Last Published:2013 December 03 22:21 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-6702
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.1
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco ONS 15454 Controller Cards contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the management functions of the Cisco ONS 15454 Controller Cards could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the control card to reset.

The vulnerability is due to improper validation of packets received on the controller card. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specific set of packets to the control card. An exploit could allow the attacker to trigger the control card to reset.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice; however, software updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ONS 15454 System Software Release 9.8 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco ONS 15454 System Software may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks to send packets to the targeted device. This access requirement may reduce the possibility of a successful exploit.

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 notice at the following link: CVE-2013-6702

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCtz50902 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the controller card on an affected device to reset, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of packets received on the controller card of an affected device.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specific set of packets to the control card. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the controller card to reset, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

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
Software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco ONS 15454 System Software 9.6 .0 | 9.8 .0

Associated Products:
N/A




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