Denial of service in Cisco StarOS



Published: 2020-08-06
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-3500
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco StarOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.2 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3500

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the IPv6 implementation. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted IPv6 packet and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco StarOS: 21.16.c14, 21.18.2.75626

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-asr5k-ipv6-dos-ce3zhF8m

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.