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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2015.2084
       Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers tmp Files
                      Denial of Service Vulnerability
                              12 August 2015

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Publisher:         Cisco Systems
Operating System:  Cisco
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-4277  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=39939

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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers tmp Files Denial of Service
Vulnerability
 	
Threat Type:		CWE-399: Resource Management Errors
IntelliShield ID:	39939
Version:		1
First Published:	2015 August 11 22:36 GMT
Last Published:		2015 August 11 22:36 GMT
Port: 			Not available
CVE:			CVE-2015-4277
Urgency:		Unlikely Use	
Credibility:		Confirmed	
Severity:		Mild Damage	
CVSS Base:		4.6
CVSS Temporal:		3.8
Version Summary:	Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers 
contain a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, local attacker to
cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers could
allow an authenticated, local attacker to produce excessive tmp/*config files,
causing the system to become unresponsive.

The vulnerability is due to the abrupt closure of the user's vty sessions after 
the commit/end in global configuration mode. An attacker could exploit this 
vulnerability by using methods to generate excessive tmp/*config files, causing
the affected system's memory to be exhausted, resulting in a denial of service 
(DoS) condition.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation
Services Routers Releases 5.1.3 and 5.3.0 were vulnerable. Later releases may 
also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must authenticate and have local 
access to the targeted device. These access requirements may reduce the 
likelihood of a successful exploit.

Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; 
however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released bug ID CSCut93842 for registered users, which contains 
additional details and an up-to-date list of affected product versions.
	
 
Impact
An authenticated, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an
affected device to become unresponsive, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to the abrupt closing of a user's vty session after 
the commit/end in global configuration mode.

An authenticated, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using 
methods to generate excessive tmp/*config files, causing the affected system's 
memory to be exhausted, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.

Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access 
administration or management systems.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Cisco customers with active contracts can obtain updates through the Software
Center at the following link: Cisco. Cisco customers without contracts can 
obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 
1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at tac@cisco.com.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release

Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Cisco	Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers	
5.3.0 Base | 5.1.3 Base

Associated Products:
N/A

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