A vulnerability in the Cisconbsp;IOS Software and Cisconbsp;IOS XE Software function that restores encapsulated option 82 information in DHCP Version 4nbsp;(DHCPv4) packets could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to reload, resulting in a denial of servicenbsp;(DoS) condition.
The vulnerability exists because the affected software performs incomplete input validation of encapsulated option 82 information that it receives in DHCPOFFER messages from DHCPv4 servers.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted DHCPv4 packet to an affected device, which the device would then forward to a DHCPv4 server. When the affected software processes the option 82 information that is encapsulated in the response from the server, an error could occur.
A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the affected device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
This advisory is part of the March 28, 2018, release of the Cisconbsp;IOS and IOSnbsp;XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication, which includes 20 Cisco Security Advisories that describe 22 vulnerabilities.
For a complete list of the advisories and links to them, see Cisco Event Response: March 2018 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication.
Security Impact Rating: High