Cisco IOS XE Software TCP Memory Leak DoS (cisco-sa-20150325-tcpleak)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82569
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The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco IOS XE software running on the remote device is affected by a memory leak issue in the TCP input module when establishing a three-way handshake. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via specially crafted TCP packets, to consume memory resources, resulting in a device reload and a denial of service condition.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20150325-tcpleak.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82569

File Name: cisco-sa-20150325-tcpleak-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/3/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: cisco_ios_xe_version.nasl

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


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: 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: 4/2/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0646

BID: 73340


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20150325-tcpleak