Cisco NX-OS Software MPLS OAM Denial of Service (CVE-2021-1588)

high Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 501394

Synopsis

The remote OT asset is affected by a vulnerability.

Description

A vulnerability in the MPLS Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) feature of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to improper input validation when an affected device is processing an MPLS echo-request or echo-reply packet. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending malicious MPLS echo-request or echo-reply packets to an interface that is enabled for MPLS forwarding on the affected device.
A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the MPLS OAM process to crash and restart multiple times, causing the affected device to reload and resulting in a DoS condition.

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Solution

Refer to the vendor advisory.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb798f69

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 501394

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 7/25/2023

Updated: 7/26/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1588

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:7.0%283%29i7%289%29, cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:8.4%281%29, cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:9.3%287%29

Required KB Items: Tenable.ot/Cisco

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1588

CWE: 125, 20