Vulnerability in Cisco IOS While Processing SSL Packet - Cisco Systems

high Nessus Plugin ID 49026



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


A Cisco IOS device may crash while processing an SSL packet. This can happen during the termination of an SSL-based session. The offending packet is not malformed and is normally received as part of the packet exchange.
Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability. Aside from disabling affected services, there are no available workarounds to mitigate an exploit of this vulnerability.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20080924-ssl.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49026

File Name: cisco-sa-20080924-sslhttp.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/1/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3798

BID: 31365

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20080924-ssl