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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Cisco IOS IPv6 Processing Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Uses SNMP to determine if a flaw is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote router contains a vulnerability which may permit a possible hacker to
execute arbitary code on it.

Description :

The remote version of IOS is vulnerable to a code execution vulnerability when
processing malformed IPv6 packets.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to ability to send a malformed
packet from a local segment and may exploit this issue to cause the remote
device to reload repeatedly or to execute arbitrary code in the remote IOS.

See also :

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20050729-ipv6.shtml

Solution :

Cisco has made a set of patches available which are listed at the address above.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14414

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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