Cisco IOS XE Software PROFINET Link Layer Discovery Protocol DoS (cisco-sa-ios-profinet-dos-65qYG3W5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 142958

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VPR Score: 4.4


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


According to its self-reported version and configuration, the Cisco IOS XE software running on the remote device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the PROFINET handler for Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) messages. An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker can exploit thisby sending a malicious LLDP message to an affected device to cause the affected device to reload.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvr54115.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142958

File Name: cisco-sa-iosxe-profinet-dos-65qYG3W5.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2020/11/17

Updated: 2021/01/08

Dependencies: 67217

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3512

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xe

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XE/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3512