IOS Heap-based Overflow Vulnerability in System Timers - Cisco Systems

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) may permit arbitrary
code execution after exploitation of a heap-based buffer overflow
vulnerability. Cisco has included additional integrity checks in its
software, that are intended to reduce the likelihood of arbitrary
code execution.

This is not a specific vulnerability, but a design weakness that
increases the likelihood of exploiting other vulnerabilities.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c22defc9
http://www.nessus.org/u?07276474

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-20051102-timers.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 48989 (cisco-sa-20051102-timers.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 15275

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3481