Cisco IOS Smart Install Packet Image List Parameter Handling DoS (cisco-sa-20160323-smi)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90358
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Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

According to its self-reported version, the Cisco IOS software running on the remote device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the Smart Install client feature due to improper handling of image list parameters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via crafted Smart Install packets, to cause the device to reload.

Solution

Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCuv45410. Alternatively, disable the Smart Install feature per the vendor advisory.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?14b003f9

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2016-04

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90358

File Name: cisco-sa-20160323-smi-ios.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/6/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: cisco_ios_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1349

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

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: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1349

TRA: TRA-2016-04

CISCO-BUG-ID: CSCuv45410

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20160323-smi