Cisco Open Network Environment Platform Unvalidated Pointer Vulnerability

2013-09-13T20:06:08
ID CISCO-SA-20130913-CVE-2013-5496
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-13T20:06:02

Description

A vulnerability in the Open Network Environment Platform (ONEP) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause the network element to reload.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient pointer validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted packet to an ONEP enabled network element. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the network element to reload.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.

To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to authenticate and send crafted packets to the targeted system, which may reside on trusted, internal networks. These access requirements reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.