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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco ASR Router Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco ASR 5000 Series Router OSPF Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target OSPF Service to Restart
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033355
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033355
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6256   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 21 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): ASR 5000 Series; 19.0.M0.60828
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco ASR 5000 Series Routers. A remote user can cause the target service to restart.

A remote user can send specially crafted Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol packets to the target device to trigger an input validation flaw cause the target OSPF process to restart.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuv62820 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target OSPF process to restart.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=40585

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=40585 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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