Denial of service in Mikrotik RouterOS SSH server



Published: 2020-03-19
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-400
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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MikroTik RouterOS
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor MikroTik

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU26233

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Resource exhaustion

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect resource management in Mikrotik RouterOS SSH server. A remote attacker can send specially crafted traffic to SSH server, trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

MikroTik RouterOS: 6.44 - 6.44.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/48228/

Q & A

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