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Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software DHCP Client Denial of Service Vulnerability



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Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software DHCP Client Denial of Service Vulnerability

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20170322-dhcpc

Revision: 1.0

For Public Release: 2017 March 22 16:00 GMT

Last Updated: 2017 March 22 16:00 GMT

CVE ID(s): CVE-2017-3864

CVSS Score v(3): 8.6 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Summary
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A vulnerability in the DHCP client implementation of Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability occurs during the parsing of a crafted DHCP packet. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted DHCP packets to an affected device that is configured as a DHCP client. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a reload of an affected device, resulting in a DoS condition.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170322-dhcpc ["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170322-dhcpc";]

This advisory is part of the March 22, 2017, release of the Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication, which includes five Cisco Security Advisories that describe five vulnerabilities. All the vulnerabilities have a Security Impact Rating of High. For a complete list of the advisories and links to them, see Cisco Event Response: March 2017 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication ["http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewErp.x?alertId=ERP-60851";].

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