BSA-2016-168

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2016-168

Initial Publication Date

10/03/2016

Last Updated

12/21/2018

Revision

2.0: Final

Risk Impact

High

Workaround

N/A

Component

NetIron

Affected CVE

CVE-2016-8203

CVSS Score

7.5

Summary

A memory corruption in the IPsec code path of Brocade NetIron OS on Brocade MLXs 5.8.00 through 5.8.00e, 5.9.00 through 5.9.00bd, 6.0.00 and 6.0.00a images could allow attackers to cause a denial of service (line card reset) via certain constructed IPsec control packets.

Affected Products
Product Current Assessment
Brocade NetIron Impacted: All Brocade MLX Line Cards running NetIron 5.8.00 through 5.8.00, 5.9.00 through 5.9.00bd, 6.0.00, and 6.00a images.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade NetIron CES/CER and/or any Brocade NetIron software version prior to 5.8.00 are not affected.

No Brocade Fibre Channel technology products from Broadcom are currently known to be affected by this vulnerability.
 

Solution

Brocade strongly recommends that all customers running the impacted version(s) install the patch.

Brocade has fixed the vulnerability described in this advisory in NetIron 5.8.00ec, 5.9.00be and 6.0.00ab and later releases. The patch releases have been posted to the MyBrocade web portal.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.


Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication October 03, 2016
2.0 Updated to cover Fiber Channel December 21, 2018

Disclaimer

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