Cisco Application Control Engine GNU glibc gethostbyname Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20150128-ghost) (GHOST)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81423

Synopsis

The remote device is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description

The Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) software installed on the remote Cisco IOS device is version A2(3.6d) or A5(3.1b). It is, therefore, affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the GNU C Library (glibc) due to improperly validating user-supplied input to the __nss_hostname_digits_dots(), gethostbyname(), and gethostbyname2() functions. This allows a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

The vendor has stated that no release is planned to fix this issue.
Contact the vendor for other possible options.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a2a71f8e

https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCus68907

https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCus67782

http://www.nessus.org/u?c7a6ddbd

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81423

File Name: cisco-sa-20150128-ace.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2015/02/20

Updated: 2019/11/25

Dependencies: 69912

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0235

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:application_control_engine_software

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ACE/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235

BID: 72325