Date: June 28th, 2016
|1.0||June 15th, 2016||Initial release|
|1.1||June 28th, 2016||Updated to remove a part of the mitigation section that involved ipv6 ACLs with hop-limit. This section was removed in order to avoid an issue that was recently identified related to ipv6 ACLs with hop-limits. This issue is tracked under BUG162038.|
NOTE: If you have added the IPv6 ACLs with the “hop-limit” option from the initial release, please remove the hop-limit rules and replace them with the rules suggested. There is a limitation with the hop-limit option that can result in network issues under certain circumstances.
Affected Software Version: All EOS releases after EOS-4.10.0. For a detailed list, please refer to Table-1 below.
Impact: This advisory is to document a security vulnerability that affects Arista products. This vulnerability allows a malicious user to send a flood of specially crafted IPv6 Neighbor Discovery packets from non link-local sources that can fill up the packet processing queue and may cause dropping of legitimate IPv6 Neighbor Discovery packets leading to a denial of service (DoS) condition on the device.
BUG159604 tracks this vulnerability. A software fix will be available in upcoming versions for the currently active EOS software trains. This advisory will be updated once the exact SW version is available.
AFFECTED EOS RELEASES:
Table-1: Affected EOS releases
|4.16||4.15||4.14||4.13||Older release trains|
|All releases in 4.10.1*|
|* First EOS release to support IPV6 ACL|
To mitigate against this vulnerability, an ipv6 ACL can be used to drop the invalid ipv6 ND packets. This ACL can be applied to an ipv6 interface wherever applicable. Platform level support per product family is documented in Table-2 below.
The following ACL can be applied at the edge of the network,
switch(config)#ipv6 access-list blockForwardingNeighborDiscovery 10 permit icmpv6 any fe80::/10 133 20 permit icmpv6 any ff02::/16 133 30 permit icmpv6 fe80::/10 any 133 40 deny icmpv6 any any 133 50 permit icmpv6 any fe80::/10 134 60 permit icmpv6 any ff02::/16 134 70 permit icmpv6 fe80::/10 any 134 80 deny icmpv6 any any 134 90 permit icmpv6 any fe80::/10 135 100 permit icmpv6 any ff02::/16 135 110 permit icmpv6 fe80::/10 any 135 120 deny icmpv6 any any 135 130 permit icmpv6 any fe80::/10 136 140 permit icmpv6 any ff02::/16 136 150 permit icmpv6 fe80::/10 any 136 160 deny icmpv6 any any 136 170 permit icmpv6 any fe80::/10 137 180 permit icmpv6 any ff02::/16 137 190 permit icmpv6 fe80::/10 any 137 200 deny icmpv6 any any 137 210 permit ipv6 any any
In order to check if the switch is probed by attackers, “show ipv6 access-lists” can be used to monitor how many matches are seen for the deny rules.
Table-2: Platform level support per product family
|Platform||Release that supports IPv6 ACL|
|7150 Series||EOS-4.15.0F and later releases|
|7500E/7280E Series||EOS-4.12.0 and later releases|
|7050 Series||EOS-4.10.1 and later releases|
|7304/7308 Series||EOS-4.13.1 and later releases|
|7010||EOS-4.14.2 and later releases|
|7500R/7280R Series||EOS 4.15.5FX-7500R and later releases|
|7060CX/7260CX/7320X||4.15.1FX-7060X and later releases|
IPv6 ACLs are not supported in the 7100 Series and 7048 platforms
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