Cisco IOS XE IKEv2 DoS (cisco-sa-20150325-ikev2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82575


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 denial of service vulnerability in the Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) subsystem due to improper handling of specially crafted IKEv2 packets. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to cause a device reload or exhaust memory resources.

Note that this issue only affects devices with IKEv1 or ISAKMP enabled.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in the Cisco security advisory.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82575

File Name: cisco-sa-20150325-ikev2-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/3/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

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


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: 4/2/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0642, CVE-2015-0643

BID: 73333