SNMP Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) subsystem of Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software contains multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to remotely execute code on an affected system or cause an affected system to reload. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a crafted SNMP packet to an affected system via IPv4 or IPv6. Only traffic directed to an affected system can be used to exploit these vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities are due to a buffer overflow condition in the SNMP subsystem of the affected software. The vulnerabilities affect all versions of SNMP – Versions 1, 2c, and 3. To exploit these vulnerabilities via SNMP Version 2c or earlier, the attacker must know the SNMP read-only community string for the affected system. To exploit these vulnerabilities via SNMP Version 3, the attacker must have user credentials for the affected system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the affected system or cause the affected system to reload.

Customers are advised to apply the workaround as contained in the Workarounds section below. Fixed software information is available via the Cisco IOS Software Checker. All devices that have enabled SNMP and have not explicitly excluded the affected MIBs or OIDs should be considered vulnerable.

Cisco has released software updates that address these vulnerabilities. There are workarounds that address these vulnerabilities.

This advisory is available at the following link:

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2017-6736,CVE-2017-6737,CVE-2017-6738,CVE-2017-6739,CVE-2017-6740,CVE-2017-6741,CVE-2017-6742,CVE-2017-6743,CVE-2017-6744

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories