Cisco IOS Software IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20110928-ipv6)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability in the IP version 6 (IPv6)
protocol stack implementation that could allow an unauthenticated,
remote attacker to cause a reload of an affected device that has IPv6
operation enabled. The vulnerability is triggered when an affected
device processes a malformed IPv6 packet. Cisco has released free
software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no
workarounds to mitigate this vulnerability.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bce668d3

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-20110928-ipv6.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 56316 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49821

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0944