A vulnerability in the Split DNS feature of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability occurs because the regular expression (regex) engine that is used with the Split DNS feature of affected releases may time out when it processes the DNS name list configuration. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by trying to resolve an address or hostname that the affected device handles. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the device to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
Published 2020-09-24 18:15:18
Updated 2023-05-23 13:55:46
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-3408

0.12%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 45 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-3408

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.8
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
10.0
6.9
NIST
8.6
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
4.0
Cisco Systems, Inc.
8.6
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
4.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-3408

  • The product specifies a regular expression in a way that causes data to be improperly matched or compared.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-3408

Products affected by CVE-2020-3408

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