Cisco IOS XE Smart Install Packet Image List Parameter Handling DoS (cisco-sa-20160323-smi)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90359


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 Smart Install client feature due to improper handling of image list parameters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via crafted Smart Install packets, to cause the device to reload.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCuv45410. Alternatively, disable the Smart Install feature per the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90359

File Name: cisco-sa-20160323-smi-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/6/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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-2016-1349


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: 3/23/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1349

TRA: TRA-2016-04

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20160323-smi