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Cisco IOS IPv6 Packet Handling Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-07-29    Last Update:  2005-08-05    Views:  21,939

Secunia Advisory SA16272

Where:

From local network

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Ciso IOS, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable network device.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the processing of IPv6 traffic and can be exploited via a specially crafted IPv6 packet received on a logical interface.

Successful exploitation requires that the packet is sent from a local network segment and that the device is configured for IPv6.


Solution:
The vendor has issued updated versions (see patch matrix in vendor advisory).

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor reports that the vulnerability was disclosed at the Black Hat security conference.

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

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: Cisco IOS IPv6 Packet Handling Vulnerability

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