Cisco IOS Web Authentication DoS

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of Cisco IOS installed on the remote host is affected by a
denial of service vulnerability due to an error while parsing local
web authentication. A remote attacker, by entering an extremely rapid
input of credentials, can exploit this to crash the switch, forcing a

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 61492 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54834

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1338