Cisco IOS Malformed OSPF Packet Causes Reload - Cisco Systems

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

A Cisco device running Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and
enabled for the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol is vulnerable
to a denial of service (DoS) attack from a malformed OSPF packet. The
OSPF protocol is not enabled by default.

The vulnerability is only present in Cisco IOS release trains based on
12.0S, 12.2, and 12.3. Releases based on 12.0, 12.1 mainlines, and all
Cisco IOS images prior to 12.0 are not affected.

Cisco has made free software available to address this vulnerability.
There are workarounds available to mitigate the effects.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fefa1e85
http://www.nessus.org/u?b1e1f15d

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-20040818-ospf.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 48976 (cisco-sa-20040818-ospfhttp.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1454