Cisco Ios Xr 5.1.0 Denial Of Service Vulnerability
28 Oct. 2016
Memory leak in Cisco IOS XR 5.1.x through 5.1.3, 5.2.x through 5.2.5, and 5.3.x through 5.3.2 on ASR 9001 devices allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (control-plane protocol outage) via crafted fragmented packets, aka Bug ID CSCux26791.
A vulnerability in the driver processing functions of Cisco IOS XR Software for Cisco ASR 9001 Aggregation Services Routers could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a memory leak on the route processor (RP) of an affected device, which could cause the device to drop all control-plane protocols and lead to a denial of service condition (DoS) on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of crafted, fragmented packets that are directed to an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted, fragmented packets to an affected device for processing and reassembly. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a memory leak on the RP of the device, which could cause the device to drop all control-plane protocols and eventually lead to a DoS condition on the targeted system.