Cisco IOS Software PROFINET denial of service (cisco-sa-20170927-profinet)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103670


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


According to its self-reported version and configuration, the Cisco IOS software running on the remote device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the PROFINET Discovery and Configuration Protocol (PN-DCP) feature. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted PN-DCP requests, to cause the switch to stop processing traffic, requiring a device restart to regain functionality.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCuz47179.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103670

File Name: cisco-sa-20170927-profinet.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2017/10/05

Modified: 2018/02/02

Dependencies: 47864

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12235

BID: 101043

OSVDB: 166259


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20170927-profinet

IAVA: 2017-A-0286