Cisco IOS XR Software Cisco Discovery Protocol DoS (cisco-sa-20200205-fxnxos-iosxr-cdp-dos)

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 701266
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The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco IOS XR Software is affected by a denial of service vulnerability within the Cisco Discovery Protocol due to missing a check when processing protocol messages. An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker can exploit this to cause the device to reboot.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCvr15024.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 701266

Family: SNMP

Published: 2/18/2020

Updated: 2/18/2020

Dependencies: 700532

Nessus ID: 133721

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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:2.3:o:cisco:ios_xr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3120

IAVA: 2020-A-0059