Ascend MAX / Pipeline Router Discard Port Malformed Packet DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote router is susceptible to a remote denial of service

Description :

It was possible to make the remote Ascend router reboot by sending it
a UDP packet containg special data on port 9 (discard).

An attacker may use this flaw to make your router crash continuously,
preventing your network from working properly.

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest router firmware.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10019 (ascend_kill.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 714

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0060