Denial of service in Cisco IOS XE Software Common Open Policy Service Engine



Published: 2020-09-30
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-3526
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco IOS XE
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 7.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3526

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 Common Open Policy Service (COPS) engine. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted COPS message and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco IOS XE: 17.2

Cisco cBR-8 Converged Broadband: -

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-COPS-VLD-MpbTvGEW

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.