Cisco IOS XE Network Address Translation and Multiprotocol Label Switching DoS (CSCut96933)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86248


The remote device is missing vendor-supplied security patches.


The remote Cisco IOS XE device is missing vendor-supplied security patches, and is configured for Network Address Translation (NAT) and/or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the NAT and MPLS services due to improper processing of IPv4 packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted IPv4 package, to cause the device to reboot.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCut96933.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86248

File Name: cisco-sa-20150923-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/2/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/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: 9/23/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6282

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20150923-iosxe