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Cisco IOS XE Software Crafted Network Time Protocol Packets Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2016-1478

Severity
CVSSv3 Score
7.5
Vulnerability description

A vulnerability in the processing of Network Time Protocol (NTP) packets by Cisco IOS XE could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an interface wedge and an eventual denial of service (DoS) condition on the affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient checks on clearing the invalid NTP packets from the interface queue. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a number of crafted NTP packets to be processed by an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause an interface wedge and an eventual denial of service (DoS) condition on the affected device. Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability. However, there is a mitigation for this vulnerability.

Risk description
Not available
Recommendation

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Codename
Not available
Detectable with
Network Scanner
Scan engine
OpenVAS
Exploitable with Sniper
No
CVE Published
Aug 8, 2016
Detection added at
Software Type
Not available
Vendor
Not available
Product
Not available