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Cisco XE: CVE-2019-12658: Cisco IOS XE Software Filesystem Exhaustion Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Cisco XE: CVE-2019-12658: Cisco IOS XE Software Filesystem Exhaustion Denial of Service Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/25/2019
Created
02/08/2020
Added
02/07/2020
Modified
01/18/2022

Description

A vulnerability in the filesystem resource management code of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to exhaust filesystem resources on an affected device and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to ineffective management of the underlying filesystem resources. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by performing specific actions that result in messages being sent to specific operating system log files. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to exhaust available filesystem space on an affected device. This could cause the device to crash and reload, resulting in a DoS condition for clients whose network traffic is transiting the device. Upon reload of the device, the impacted filesystem space is cleared, and the device will return to normal operation. However, continued exploitation of this vulnerability could cause subsequent forced crashes and reloads, which could lead to an extended DoS condition.

Solution(s)

  • cisco-xe-upgrade-latest

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