Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
An issue in the DHCP server code of Cisco IOS Software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause the device to reload.
The issue is due to the remember functionality of the DHCP server. An attacker could exploit this issue by obtaining a lease and then releasing it. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the affected device to reload.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco IOS Software Releases 15.2(3)GCA1 and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco IOS Software may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be on the same broadcast or collision domain of a targeted device. This access requirement reduces the likelihood 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.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5499
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCuh46822 for a complete list of affected product versions.
An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The issue is due to the remember functionality of the DHCP server used by the affected software.
An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker could exploit this issue by obtaining a lease and then releasing it. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the affected device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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