Cisco Small Business Smart and Managed Switches Denial of Service Vulnerability

By GIXnews

A vulnerability in the IPv6 packet processing engine of Cisco Small Business Smart and Managed Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of incoming IPv6 traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted IPv6 packet through an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause an unexpected reboot of the switch, leading to a DoS condition.

This vulnerability is specific to IPv6 traffic. IPv4 traffic is not affected.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability for devices that have not reached the end of software maintenance. 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-sbss-ipv6-dos-3bLk6vA

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2020-3363

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories