Cisco IOS Software Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 denial of service (cisco-sa-20170927-rbip-dos)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103671


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 it's handling of ethernet frames. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted ethernet frame, to cause the switch to stop processing traffic, requiring a device restart to regain functionality.

This vulnerability only affects Cisco ISR Generation 2 devices.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvc03809.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103671

File Name: cisco-sa-20170927-rbip-dos.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/5/2017

Updated: 4/25/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12232


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2017

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/24/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12232

BID: 101044

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20170927-rbip-dos