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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS/IOS XE BGP Attribute Processing Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Cause the Target Device to Reload
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036321
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1459   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 16 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS/IOS XE. A remote authenticated user can cause the target system to reload.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) message to trigger a BGP attribute processing flaw and cause the target device to reload.

All versions of Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software that support BGP are affected.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuz21061 to this vulnerability.

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

The vendor has described some workarounds in their advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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