Cisco IOS Version

info Nessus Plugin ID 47864
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


It is possible to obtain the IOS version number of the remote Cisco device.


The remote host is running IOS, an operating system for Cisco routers.

It is possible to read the IOS version number by connecting to the router via SSH or by using SNMP.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 47864

File Name: cisco_ios_version.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 7/27/2010

Updated: 4/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, snmp_sysDesc.nasl, snmp_cisco_type.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Hardware Inventory: true

OS Identification: true

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:cisco:ios:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Excluded KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XR, Host/Cisco/IOS-XE

Reference Information

IAVT: 0001-T-0551