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Cisco CSS 11000 Series DoS Aug 07 2003 12:39PM
S21SEC (vul-serv s21seccom s21sec com) (2 replies)
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ID: S21SEC-025-en
Title: Cisco CSS 11000 Series DoS
Date: 04/07/2003
Status: Solution available
Scope: Interruption of service, high CPU load.
Platforms: All/Chassis CS800.
Author: ecruz, egarcia, jandre
Location: http://www.s21sec.com/en/avisos/s21sec-025-en.txt
Release: External
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S 2 1 S E C

http://www.s21sec.com

Cisco CSS 11000 Series Denial of service

Description of vulnerability
----------------------------

A heavy storm of TCP SYN packets directed to the circuit address of the
CSS
can cause DoS on it, high cpu load or even sudden reboots.

The issue is known by cisco as the ONDM Ping failure (CSCdz00787). On the
CS800 chassis the
system controller module (SCM) sends ONDM (online diagnostics monitor)
pings to each SFP card
in order to see if they are alive, if the SCM doesn't get a response in
about 30 seconds the
SCM will reboot the CS800 and there will be no core.

By attacking the circuit IP address of the CSS with SYN packets the
traffic is sent up to the SCM
over the internal MADLAN ethernet interface. If this internal interface
becomes overloaded
the ONDM ping request and response traffic can be dropped leading this to
an internal DoS
since no internal comunications are available.

Any attacker could do this externally with a few sessions of NMAP and a
cable/ADSL internet
connection.

Affected Versions and platforms
-------------------------------

This vulnerability affects the models 11800, 11150 and 11050 with chassis
CS800.

Solution
--------

Upgrade to software release WebNS 5.00.110s or above.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps789/prod_release_note0
918
6a008014ee04.html

AcL's to protect the circuit address are recomended.

Additional information
----------------------

These vulnerabilities have been found and researched by:

Eduardo Cruz ecruz (at) s21sec (dot) com [email concealed]
Emilin Garcia egarcia (at) s21sec (dot) com [email concealed]
Jordi Andre jandre (at) s21sec (dot) com [email concealed]

You can find the last version of this warning in:

http://www.s21sec.com/en/avisos/s21sec-025-en.txt

And other S21SEC warnings in http://www.s21sec.com/en/avisos/

[ reply ]
Re: Cisco CSS 11000 Series DoS Sep 07 2003 10:13PM
Mike Caudill (mcaudill cisco com)
Re: Cisco CSS 11000 Series DoS Aug 08 2003 05:51PM
Mike Caudill (mcaudill cisco com)


 

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