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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XR ICMP Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028914
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-3464   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS XR. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send specially crafted Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) messages to cause the device to reload. The flaw is due to a Silicon Packet Processor (SPP) buffer corruption flaw and a mutex flaw and can be triggered by sending an extended ping with 'timeout=0' and a large packet size and then terminating the process issuing a Control-C key command.

The vendor has assigned Bug ID CSCui60347 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target device to reload.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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