Cisco NX-OS Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Synopsis

The remote Cisco device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability

Description

According to its self-reported version, the Cisco NX-OS Software is affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability which exists in its Precision Time Protocol (PTP) implementation due to a lack of protection against PTP frame flood attacks. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending large streams of malicious PTP traffic to the device, to cause the system to stop responding.

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and the Cisco Security Advisory for more information.

Solution

Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID(s) CSCvg21830.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e46fc38e

https://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCvg21830

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128877

File Name: cisco-sa-20181017-nexus-ptp-dos.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/17/2019

Updated: 4/27/2021

Dependencies: cisco_nxos_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-0378

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Device, Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Version, Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/19/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/17/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0378

BID: 105669