Malformed SNMP Message-Handling Vulnerabilities - Cisco Systems

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 48963


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


Multiple Cisco products contain vulnerabilities in the processing of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) messages. The vulnerabilities can be repeatedly exploited to produce a denial of service. In most cases, workarounds are available that may mitigate the impact. These vulnerabilities are identified by various groups as VU#617947, VU#107186, OUSPG #0100, CVE-2002-0012, and CVE-2002-0013.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20020212-snmp-msgs.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 48963

File Name: cisco-sa-20020212-snmp-msgshttp.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2010/09/01

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 47864

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0012, CVE-2002-0053

BID: 4088