ESB-2018.0898 - [Cisco] Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-03-29

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                               ESB-2018.0898
          Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Bidirectional Forwarding
                 Detection Denial of Service Vulnerability
                               29 March 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches
                   Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-0155  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180328-bfd

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Cisco Security Advisory

Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Denial of
Service Vulnerability

High

Advisory ID:     cisco-sa-20180328-bfd

First Published: 2018 March 28 16:00 GMT

Version 1.0:     Final

Workarounds:     No workarounds available

Cisco Bug IDs:
CSCvc40729

CVE-2018-0155

CWE-388

CVSS Score:
8.6  AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:X/RL:X/RC:X

Summary

  o A vulnerability in the Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) offload
    implementation of Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst
    4500-X Series Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to
    cause a crash of the iosd process, causing a denial of service (DoS)
    condition.

    The vulnerability is due to insufficient error handling when the BFD header
    in a BFD packet is incomplete. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability
    by sending a crafted BFD message to or across an affected switch. A
    successful exploit could allow the attacker to trigger a reload of the
    system.

    Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
    are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

    This advisory is available at the following link:
    https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/
    cisco-sa-20180328-bfd

    This advisory is part of the March 28, 2018, release of the Cisco IOS and
    IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication, which includes 20
    Cisco Security Advisories that describe 22 vulnerabilities. For a complete
    list of the advisories and links to them, see Cisco Event Response: March
    2018 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled
    Publication.

Affected Products

  o Vulnerable Products

    This vulnerability affects the following Cisco products if they are running
    a vulnerable release of Cisco IOS Software or Cisco IOS XE Software and the
    BFD feature is enabled:

       Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E (K5)
       Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 7-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 7L-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8L-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 9-E (K10)
       Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches (K10)
       Catalyst 4900M Switch (K5)
       Catalyst 4948E Ethernet Switch (K5)

    This vulnerability can be exploited only if the BFD feature is enabled on
    an affected device. The BFD feature is enabled in Cisco IOS Software and
    Cisco IOS XE Software by default.

    For information about which Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software releases are
    vulnerable, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory.

    Determining Whether the BFD Feature Is Enabled

    To determine whether the BFD feature is enabled on a device, administrators
    can use the show running-config | include feature bfd command in privileged
    EXEC mode. The following example shows the output of the show
    running-config | include feature bfd command on a Cisco Catalyst Switch
    that has the BFD feature disabled:

        switch# show running-config | include feature bfd

        platform module all feature bfd disable
        platform module feature bfd disable
        platform feature bfd disable
        feature bfd disable

    Empty output from the show running-config | include feature bfd command
    would indicate that the BFD feature is enabled.

    Determining the Cisco IOS Software Release

    To determine which Cisco IOS Software release is running on a device,
    administrators can log in to the device, use the show version command in
    the CLI, and then refer to the system banner that appears. If the device is
    running Cisco IOS Software, the system banner displays text similar to
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software or Cisco IOS Software. The
    banner also displays the installed image name in parentheses, followed by
    the Cisco IOS Software release number and release name. Some Cisco devices
    do not support the show version command or may provide different output.

    The following example shows the output of the command for a device that is
    running Cisco IOS Software Release 15.5(2)T1 and has an installed image
    name of C2951-UNIVERSALK9-M:

        Router> show version

        Cisco IOS Software, C2951 Software (C2951-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.5(2)T1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
        Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
        Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
        Compiled Mon 22-Jun-15 09:32 by prod_rel_team
        .
        .
        .

    For information about the naming and numbering conventions for Cisco IOS
    Software releases, see the Cisco IOS and NX-OS Software Reference Guide.

    Determining the Cisco IOS XE Software Release

    To determine which Cisco IOS XE Software release is running on a device,
    administrators can log in to the device, use the show version command in
    the CLI, and then refer to the system banner that appears. If the device is
    running Cisco IOS XE Software, the system banner displays Cisco IOS
    Software, Cisco IOS XE Software, or similar text.

    The following example shows the output of the command for a device that is
    running Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.2.1 and has an installed image
    name of CAT3K_CAA-UNIVERSALK9-M:

        ios-xe-device# show version

        Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst L3 Switch Software (CAT3K_CAA-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version Denali 16.2.1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
        Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
        Copyright (c) 1986-2016 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
        Compiled Sun 27-Mar-16 21:47 by mcpre
        .
        .
        .

    For information about the naming and numbering conventions for Cisco IOS XE
    Software releases, see the Cisco IOS and NX-OS Software Reference Guide.

    Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

    No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
    vulnerability.

    Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect the
    Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V-10GE (K2) or the
    Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch (K2).

    Cisco has also confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect Cisco IOS
    XR Software or Cisco NX-OS Software.

Indicators of Compromise

  o After a reload caused by exploitation of the vulnerability that is
    described in this advisory, the output of the show version CLI command will
    show the following last reload reason:

        Last reload reason: Critical software exception

    Logs will also show messages similar to the following example prior to the
    reload:

        %SYS-3-INVMEMINT: Invalid memory action (malloc) at interrupt level
        %SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 32772 bytes failed from 0x2293ECD8, alignment 0

    Exploitation of this vulnerability will cause an affected device to reload
    and generate a crashinfo file. Contact the Cisco Technical Assistance
    Center (TAC) to review the output of the show tech-support CLI command and
    the crashinfo file to determine whether the device has been compromised by
    exploitation of this vulnerability.

Workarounds

  o There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

    Administrators who do not use the BFD feature in their environments can
    disable the BFD feature by using the feature bfd disable command in global
    configuration mode to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability.

    Administrators who do use the BFD feature can implement Control Plane
    Policing (CoPP) to allow processing of BFD packets from known BFD peers
    only and drop all other BFD traffic to limit exposure.

Fixed Software

  o Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability
    described in this advisory. Customers may only install and expect support
    for software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a
    license. By installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such
    software upgrades, customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco
    software license:
    https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/end-user-license-agreement.html

    Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a
    valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized
    reseller or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to
    software that was previously purchased. Free security software updates do
    not entitle customers to a new software license, additional software
    feature sets, or major revision upgrades.

    When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly
    consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the
    Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, to determine exposure and a
    complete upgrade solution.

    In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded
    contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software
    configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release.
    If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco
    Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance
    providers.

    Customers Without Service Contracts

    Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service
    contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but
    are unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale
    should obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco TAC:
    https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tsd-cisco-worldwide-contacts.html

    Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared
    to provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free
    upgrade.

    Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software

    To help customers determine their exposure to vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS
    and IOS XE Software, Cisco provides a tool, the Cisco IOS Software Checker,
    that identifies any Cisco Security Advisories that impact a specific
    software release and the earliest release that fixes the vulnerabilities
    described in each advisory ("First Fixed"). If applicable, the tool also
    returns the earliest release that fixes all the vulnerabilities described
    in all the advisories identified ("Combined First Fixed").

    Customers can use this tool to perform the following tasks:

       Initiate a search by choosing one or more releases from a drop-down
        list or uploading a file from a local system for the tool to parse
       Enter the output of the show version command for the tool to parse
       Create a custom search by including all previously published Cisco
        Security Advisories, a specific advisory, or all advisories in the most
        recent bundled publication

    To determine whether a release is affected by any published Cisco Security
    Advisory, use the Cisco IOS Software Checker on Cisco.com or enter a
    Cisco IOS Software or Cisco IOS XE Software release--for example, 15.1(4)M2
    or 3.13.8S--in the following field:

    [                    ] [Check]

    For a mapping of Cisco IOS XE Software releases to Cisco IOS Software
    releases, refer to the Cisco IOS XE 2 Release Notes, Cisco IOS XE 3S
    Release Notes, or Cisco IOS XE 3SG Release Notes, depending on the
    Cisco IOS XE Software release.

Exploitation and Public Announcements

  o The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of
    any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is
    described in this advisory.

Source

  o This vulnerability was found during the resolution of a Cisco TAC support
    case.

Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy

  o To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and
    publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also
    contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security
    vulnerability information from Cisco.

Subscribe to Cisco Security Notifications

  o Subscribe

Action Links for This Advisory

  o Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Denial of
    Service

Related to This Advisory

  o Cisco Event Response: March 2018 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software
    Security Advisory Bundled Publication
    Cisco Security Blog: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Bundled Publication
    March 2018

URL

  o https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180328-bfd

Revision History

  o 
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    | Version  |        Description         | Section  | Status  |      Date      |
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    | 1.0      | Initial public release.    | --       | Final   | 2018-March-28  |
    +----------+----------------------------+----------+---------+----------------+

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