Cisco IOS Software Smart Install Denial of Service Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20130327-smartinstall)

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


The Smart Install client feature in Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.
Affected devices that are configured as Smart Install clients are vulnerable. Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds for devices that have the Smart Install client feature enabled.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20130327-smartinstall.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65891

File Name: cisco-sa-20130327-smartinstall.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/10/2013

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC: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: 4/11/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1146

BID: 58746