BSA-2017-221

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-221

Initial Publication Date

03/31/2017

Last Updated

03/31/2017

Revision

1.0: Interim

Risk Impact

N/A

Workaround

N/A

Component

Low bandwidth ICMP attack

Affected CVE

CVE-2016-7428

CVSS Score

N/A

Summary

Blacknurse is a low bandwidth ICMP attack that is capable of doing denial of service to well knownfirewalls.Most ICMP attacks that we see are based on ICMP Type 8 Code 0 also called a ping flood attack. BlackNurse is based on ICMP with Type 3 Code 3 packets. We know that when a user has allowed ICMP Type 3 Code 3 to outside interfaces, the BlackNurse attack becomes highly effective even at low bandwidth.

Affected Products

Product Current Assessment
Brocade 5400 vRouter Impacted: Fixed in 6.7R12.
Brocade 5600 vRouter Impacted: Fixed in 5.2R1.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade Fabric OS, Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade Network OS, Brocade SDN Controller, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade Services Director, Brocade SLX-OS, Brocade Virtual ADX, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager: Software, and Brocade Virtual Web Application Firewall are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication March 31, 2017

Disclaimer

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