Cisco IOS XE Crafted MPLS IP Fragmentation DoS (CSCul00709)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79146


The remote device is running a vulnerable IOS XE version.


According to its self-reported version, the remote IOS XE device is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

A denial of service flaw exists the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) IP fragmentation function of Cisco XE. An unauthenticated, remote attacker with a specially crafted MPLS IP packet can cause the Cisco Packet Processor to crash.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCul00709.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79146

File Name: cisco-sn-CSCul00709-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 11/12/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xe

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/24/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6981

BID: 64514