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Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software IKEv1 State Machine Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in the Internet Key Exchange (IKEv1) state machine of Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to tear down valid IPsec connections, resulting in a partial denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to insufficient condition checks in the IKEv1 state machine. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a spoofed, specific IKEv1 packet to an endpoint of an IPsec tunnel. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to tear down IPsec tunnels that terminate on the endpoint, causing a partial DoS condition. Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

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