Cisco IOS XE Software EnergyWise DoS (cisco-sa-20140806-energywise

high Nessus Plugin ID 77154


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


According to its self-reported version, the version of Cisco IOS XE running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in EnergyWise module.

The issue exists due to improper handling of specially crafted EnergyWise packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this issue to cause a device reload.

Note that this issue only affects hosts with EnergyWise enabled.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in the Cisco Security Advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77154

File Name: cisco-sa-20140806-energywise-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 8/12/2014

Updated: 5/3/2024

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3327


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xe

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XE/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3327

BID: 69066