BSA-2017-315

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-315

Initial Publication Date

05/02/2017

Last Updated

05/02/2017

Revision

1.0: Interim

Risk Impact

High

Workaround

Yes

Component

Management Module

Affected CVE

CVE-2016-8209

CVSS Score

8.6

Summary

Improperly checks for unusual or exceptional conditions when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22 may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Affected Products

Product Current Assessment
Brocade NetIron XMR/MLX and Brocade CES/CER on NetIron Impacted: NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases, up to and including 06.1.00. Fixed in 5.8.00fb, 5.9.00C, 6.0.00c, 6.1.00a and later releases.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

No other Brocade products are currently known to be affected by this vulnerability.

Solution

Brocade has fixed the vulnerability described in this advisory in Brocade NetIron 5.8.00fb, 5.9.00C, 6.0.00c, 6.1.00a and later releases. The patch releases have been posted to the MyBrocade web portal. Brocade strongly recommends that all customers running the impacted version(s) install the patch.

Workaround

Stop any known port-scanning tools scanning SSH port 22 to the device. Restrict SSH access only to authorized users by using access-list.

To configure an ACL to permit allowed hosts, enter commands such as the following:

device(config)# access-list 12 permit host 192.168.1.1

device(config)# ssh access-group 12

device(config)# write memory

device(config)# ssh access-group 12

Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication June 23, 2017

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