CVE-2017-6780 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the TCP throttling process for Cisco IoT Field Network Director (IoT-FND) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the system to consume additional memory, eventually forcing the device to restart, aka Memory Exhaustion. The vulnerability is due to insufficient rate-limiting protection. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a high rate of TCP packets to a specific group of open listening ports on a targeted device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the system to consume additional memory. If enough available memory is consumed, the system will restart, creating a temporary denial of service (DoS) condition. The DoS condition will end after the device has finished the restart process. This vulnerability affects the following Cisco products: Connected Grid Network Management System, if running a software release prior to IoT-FND Release 4.0; IoT Field Network Director, if running a software release prior to IoT-FND Release 4.0. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvc77164.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100641 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170906-fnd Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-770 Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-6780
NVD Published Date:
09/07/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
MITRE