Cisco IOS XE Software SD Access Fabric Edge Node DoS (cisco-sa-ios-xe-sda-edge-dos-qZWuWXWG)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192622


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco IOS-XE Software is affected by a vulnerability.

- A vulnerability in the IPv4 Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) fabric edge node feature of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause high CPU utilization and stop all traffic processing, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to improper handling of certain IPv4 packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending certain IPv4 packets to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the device to exhaust CPU resources and stop processing traffic, resulting in a DoS condition. (CVE-2024-20314)

This vulnerability only affects devices that are configured as SD-Access fabric edge nodes managed by Cisco Catalyst Center (formerly Cisco DNA Center).

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCwh41093

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 192622

File Name: cisco-sa-ios-xe-sda-edge-dos-qZWuWXWG-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 3/27/2024

Updated: 5/6/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-20314


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/Cisco/IOS-XE/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-20314

CWE: 783

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-ios-xe-sda-edge-dos-qZWuWXWG

IAVA: 2024-A-0188