ESB-2018.3003 - [Cisco] Cisco IOS XR Software: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-10-04

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                               ESB-2018.3003
          Cisco IOS XR Software Border Gateway Protocol Denial of
                           Service Vulnerability
                              4 October 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco IOS XR Software
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-15428  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181003-iosxr-dos

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Cisco Security Advisory

Cisco IOS XR Software Border Gateway Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability

Priroity:		Medium
Advisory ID:		cisco-sa-20181003-iosxr-dos
First Published:	2018 October 3 16:00 GMT
Version 1.0:		Final
Workarounds:		No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:		CSCvj58445
CVE-2018-15428
CWE-20
CVSS Score:		Base 6.8
CVSS:			3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:X/RL:X/RC:X

Summary

    A vulnerability in the implementation of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    functionality in Cisco IOS XR Software could allow an unauthenticated,
    remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

    The vulnerability is due to incorrect processing of certain BGP update
    messages. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending BGP
    update messages that include a specific, malformed attribute to be
    processed by an affected system. A successful exploit could allow the
    attacker to cause the BGP process to restart unexpectedly, resulting in a
    DoS condition.

    The Cisco implementation of BGP accepts incoming BGP traffic only from
    explicitly defined peers. To exploit this vulnerability, the malicious BGP
    update message would need to come from a configured, valid BGP peer, or
    would need to be injected by the attacker into the victim's BGP network on
    an existing, valid TCP connection to a BGP peer.

    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-20181003-iosxr-dos

Affected Products

  * Vulnerable Products

    This vulnerability affects Cisco IOS XR Software. For information about
    affected software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s) at the top of this
    advisory.

    Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

    Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory
    are known to be affected by this vulnerability.

Workarounds

  * There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Fixed Software

  * For information about fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s)
    at the top of this advisory.

    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.

Exploitation and Public Announcements

  * 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

  * This vulnerability was found during internal security testing.

Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy

  * 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.

URL

  * https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181003-iosxr-dos

Revision History

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    | Version  |        Description        | Section  | Status |       Date       |
    |----------+---------------------------+----------+--------+------------------|
    | 1.0      | Initial public release.   |          | Final  | 2018-October-03  |
    +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy

  * 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.

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