Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers TCP Port Denial of Service Vulnerability

2017-05-17T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20170517-UCSC
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-05-16T16:49:40

Description

A vulnerability in the TCP throttling process of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient rate-limiting protection. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a high rate of TCP SYN packets to a specific TCP listening port on an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a specific TCP listening port to stop accepting new connections, resulting in a DoS condition.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170517-ucsc ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170517-ucsc"]