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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   Cisco PIX Firewall Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco PIX Firewall IPv6 Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021087
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3816   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 22 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.2(4)9, 7.2(4)10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco PIX Firewall. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted IPv6 packet destined to the target device to cause the target device to reload.

The processing of packets traversing the device are not affected.

Devices configured for IPv6 may be affected.

Devices configured only for IPv4 are not affected.

Versions in the 7.0, 7.1, 8.0, and 8.1 releases are not affected.

Cisco has assigned Cisco Bug ID CSCsu11575 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target device to reload.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (7.2(4)11).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.

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