Cisco IOS/IOS XE/Meraki/NX-OS/Small Business Switch IPv6 RA Guard authentication spoofing

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Cisco IOS, IOS XE, Meraki, NX-OS and Small Business Switch (Router Operating System). This issue affects an unknown function of the component IPv6 RA Guard. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a authentication spoofing vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-290. This attack-focused weakness is caused by improperly implemented authentication schemes that are subject to spoofing attacks. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Layer 2 network filtering capabilities such as IPv6 RA guard can be bypassed using LLC/SNAP headers with invalid length and Ethernet to Wifi frame conversion (and optionally VLAN0 headers).

The weakness was disclosed 09/28/2022 as cisco-sa-VU855201-J3z8CKTX. The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2021-27862 since 03/01/2021. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/24/2022).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.






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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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NVD Base Score: 4.7
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Class: Authentication spoofing
CWE: CWE-290 / CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: Upgrade
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03/01/2021 CVE reserved
09/28/2022 +575 days Advisory disclosed
09/28/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
10/24/2022 +26 days VulDB last update



Advisory: cisco-sa-VU855201-J3z8CKTX
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-27862 (🔒)
scip Labs:


Created: 09/28/2022 07:06 AM
Updated: 10/24/2022 03:47 PM
Changes: 09/28/2022 07:06 AM (40), 10/24/2022 03:47 PM (11)
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