Cisco IOS Malformed BGP Packet Causes Reload - Cisco Systems

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48975


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


A Cisco device running IOS and enabled for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DOS) attack from a malformed BGP packet. The BGP protocol is not enabled by default, and must be configured in order to accept traffic from an explicitly defined peer. Unless the malicious traffic appears to be sourced from a configured, trusted peer, it would be difficult to inject a malformed packet.
Cisco has made free software available to address this problem.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20040616-bgp.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48975

File Name: cisco-sa-20040616-bgphttp.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2010/09/01

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 47864

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2003/06/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0589

BID: 10560