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Cisco XE: CVE-2020-3479: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software MP-BGP EVPN Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Cisco XE: CVE-2020-3479: Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software MP-BGP EVPN Denial of Service Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/25/2020
Created
09/26/2020
Added
09/25/2020
Modified
12/01/2023

Description

A vulnerability in the implementation of Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) for the Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) address family in Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to incorrect processing of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) update messages that contain crafted EVPN attributes. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending BGP update messages with specific, malformed attributes to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause an affected device to crash, resulting in a DoS condition.

Solution(s)

  • cisco-xe-upgrade-latest

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