Cisco Yes Set-Top Box Denial Of Service Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the HTTP remote procedure call (RPC) service of set-top box (STB) receivers manufactured by Cisco for Yes could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability exists because the firmware of an affected device fails to handle certain XML values that are passed to the HTTP RPC service listening on the local subnet of the device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting a malformed request to an affected device. A successful attack could cause the affected device to restart, resulting in a DoS condition.

Yes has updated the affected devices with firmware that addresses this vulnerability. Customers are not required to take action.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

The Yes Set-Top Box brand is sold in the UK via many outlets, one of the biggest been Argos.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170906-stb

Affected Products

This vulnerability affects YesMaxTotal, YesMax HD, and YesQuattro STB devices.





Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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