Rule Category

PROTOCOL-DNS -- Snort alerted on a Domain Name Server (DNS) protocol issue. These packets travel over UDP on port 53 to serve DNS queries--user website requests through a browser. Several vulnerability use-cases exist (ie, additional data could be sent with a request, which would contact a DNS server pre-prepared to send information back and forth).

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-DNS Cisco IOS ipnat_dns_shift_data integer underflow attempt

Rule Explanation

The Application Layer Gateway (ALG) module in Cisco IOS 12.2 through 12.4 and 15.0 through 15.4, when NAT is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via crafted DNS packets, aka Bug ID CSCue00996. Impact: CVSS base score 7.1 CVSS impact score 6.9 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2014-2111
The Application Layer Gateway (ALG) module in Cisco IOS 12.2 through 12.4 and 15.0 through 15.4, when NAT is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via crafted DNS packets, aka Bug ID CSCue00996.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.1
Impact Score6.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access