Cisco IOS Software Smart Install Denial of Service Vulnerability

2013-03-27T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20130327-SMARTINSTALL
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-04-11T15:42:13

Description

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability in the Smart Install feature that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition if the Smart Install feature is enabled.

The vulnerability is due to incorrect handling of image list parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted Smart Install packets to TCP port 4786. An exploit could cause an affected Cisco Catalyst switch to crash, resulting in DoS condition.

The Smart Install client feature in Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

Affected devices that are configured as Smart Install clients are vulnerable.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds for devices that have the Smart Install client feature enabled.

This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20130327-smartinstall["http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20130327-smartinstall"]

Note: The March 27, 2013, Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory bundled publication includes seven Cisco Security Advisories. All advisories address vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS Software. Each Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory lists the Cisco IOS Software releases that correct the vulnerability or vulnerabilities detailed in the advisory as well as the Cisco IOS Software releases that correct all Cisco IOS Software vulnerabilities in the March 2013 bundled publication.

Individual publication links are in "Cisco Event Response: Semiannual Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication" at the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/Cisco_ERP_mar13.html["http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/Cisco_ERP_mar13.html"]