CVE Vulnerabilities


Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

Published: Sep 29, 2017 | Modified: Oct 09, 2019
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x
7.8 HIGH

A vulnerability in the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) module of Cisco IOS 15.0 through 15.6 and Cisco IOS XE 3.5 through 16.5 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause high CPU utilization, traceback messages, or a reload of an affected device that leads to a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to how an affected device processes certain IKEv2 packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending specific IKEv2 packets to an affected device to be processed. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause high CPU utilization, traceback messages, or a reload of the affected device that leads to a DoS condition. This vulnerability affects Cisco devices that have the Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) enabled. Although only IKEv2 packets can be used to trigger this vulnerability, devices that are running Cisco IOS Software or Cisco IOS XE Software are vulnerable when ISAKMP is enabled. A device does not need to be configured with any IKEv2-specific features to be vulnerable. Many features use IKEv2, including different types of VPNs such as the following: LAN-to-LAN VPN; Remote-access VPN, excluding SSL VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); and FlexVPN. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvc41277.


The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ej (including) 15.0(2)ej (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ej1 (including) 15.0(2)ej1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ex (including) 15.0(2)ex (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ex1 (including) 15.0(2)ex1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ex3 (including) 15.0(2)ex3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ex4 (including) 15.0(2)ex4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ex5 (including) 15.0(2)ex5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)ez (including) 15.0(2)ez (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se1 (including) 15.0(2)se1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se2 (including) 15.0(2)se2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se3 (including) 15.0(2)se3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se4 (including) 15.0(2)se4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se5 (including) 15.0(2)se5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se6 (including) 15.0(2)se6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se7 (including) 15.0(2)se7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se8 (including) 15.0(2)se8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se9 (including) 15.0(2)se9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se10 (including) 15.0(2)se10 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se10a (including) 15.0(2)se10a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)se11 (including) 15.0(2)se11 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2)sqd7 (including) 15.0(2)sqd7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2a)ex5 (including) 15.0(2a)ex5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.0(2a)se9 (including) 15.0(2a)se9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy (including) 15.1(1)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy1 (including) 15.1(1)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy2 (including) 15.1(1)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy3 (including) 15.1(1)sy3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy4 (including) 15.1(1)sy4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy5 (including) 15.1(1)sy5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(1)sy6 (including) 15.1(1)sy6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sg7a (including) 15.1(2)sg7a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy (including) 15.1(2)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy1 (including) 15.1(2)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy2 (including) 15.1(2)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy3 (including) 15.1(2)sy3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy4 (including) 15.1(2)sy4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy4a (including) 15.1(2)sy4a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy5 (including) 15.1(2)sy5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy6 (including) 15.1(2)sy6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy7 (including) 15.1(2)sy7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy8 (including) 15.1(2)sy8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy9 (including) 15.1(2)sy9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.1(2)sy10 (including) 15.1(2)sy10 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)e (including) 15.2(1)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)e1 (including) 15.2(1)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)e2 (including) 15.2(1)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)e3 (including) 15.2(1)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)ey (including) 15.2(1)ey (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy (including) 15.2(1)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy0a (including) 15.2(1)sy0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy1 (including) 15.2(1)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy1a (including) 15.2(1)sy1a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy2 (including) 15.2(1)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy3 (including) 15.2(1)sy3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(1)sy4 (including) 15.2(1)sy4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e (including) 15.2(2)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e1 (including) 15.2(2)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e2 (including) 15.2(2)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e3 (including) 15.2(2)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e4 (including) 15.2(2)e4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e5 (including) 15.2(2)e5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e5a (including) 15.2(2)e5a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e5b (including) 15.2(2)e5b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)e6 (including) 15.2(2)e6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)eb (including) 15.2(2)eb (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)eb1 (including) 15.2(2)eb1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)eb2 (including) 15.2(2)eb2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)gc (including) 15.2(2)gc (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)s (including) 15.2(2)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)s0a (including) 15.2(2)s0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)s0c (including) 15.2(2)s0c (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)s1 (including) 15.2(2)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)s2 (including) 15.2(2)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sng (including) 15.2(2)sng (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)snh1 (including) 15.2(2)snh1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sni (including) 15.2(2)sni (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sy (including) 15.2(2)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sy1 (including) 15.2(2)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sy2 (including) 15.2(2)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)sy3 (including) 15.2(2)sy3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)t (including) 15.2(2)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)t1 (including) 15.2(2)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)t2 (including) 15.2(2)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)t3 (including) 15.2(2)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2)t4 (including) 15.2(2)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2a)e1 (including) 15.2(2a)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(2a)e2 (including) 15.2(2a)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e (including) 15.2(3)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e1 (including) 15.2(3)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e2 (including) 15.2(3)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e3 (including) 15.2(3)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e4 (including) 15.2(3)e4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)e5 (including) 15.2(3)e5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)ex (including) 15.2(3)ex (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)gc (including) 15.2(3)gc (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)gc1 (including) 15.2(3)gc1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)t (including) 15.2(3)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)t1 (including) 15.2(3)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)t2 (including) 15.2(3)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)t3 (including) 15.2(3)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3)t4 (including) 15.2(3)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3a)e (including) 15.2(3a)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3a)e1 (including) 15.2(3a)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3m)e2 (including) 15.2(3m)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3m)e3 (including) 15.2(3m)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3m)e6 (including) 15.2(3m)e6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(3m)e8 (including) 15.2(3m)e8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)e (including) 15.2(4)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)e1 (including) 15.2(4)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)e2 (including) 15.2(4)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)e3 (including) 15.2(4)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)e4 (including) 15.2(4)e4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)ec (including) 15.2(4)ec (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)ec1 (including) 15.2(4)ec1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)ec2 (including) 15.2(4)ec2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)gc (including) 15.2(4)gc (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)gc1 (including) 15.2(4)gc1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)gc2 (including) 15.2(4)gc2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)gc3 (including) 15.2(4)gc3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m (including) 15.2(4)m (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m1 (including) 15.2(4)m1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m2 (including) 15.2(4)m2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m3 (including) 15.2(4)m3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m4 (including) 15.2(4)m4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m5 (including) 15.2(4)m5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m6 (including) 15.2(4)m6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m6a (including) 15.2(4)m6a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m7 (including) 15.2(4)m7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m8 (including) 15.2(4)m8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m9 (including) 15.2(4)m9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m10 (including) 15.2(4)m10 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)m11 (including) 15.2(4)m11 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s (including) 15.2(4)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s1 (including) 15.2(4)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s2 (including) 15.2(4)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s3 (including) 15.2(4)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s3a (including) 15.2(4)s3a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s4 (including) 15.2(4)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s4a (including) 15.2(4)s4a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s5 (including) 15.2(4)s5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s6 (including) 15.2(4)s6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4)s7 (including) 15.2(4)s7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4m)e1 (including) 15.2(4m)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4m)e3 (including) 15.2(4m)e3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4n)e2 (including) 15.2(4n)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4o)e2 (including) 15.2(4o)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(4p)e1 (including) 15.2(4p)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e (including) 15.2(5)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e1 (including) 15.2(5)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e2 (including) 15.2(5)e2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e2a (including) 15.2(5)e2a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e2b (including) 15.2(5)e2b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5)e2c (including) 15.2(5)e2c (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5a)e (including) 15.2(5a)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5a)e1 (including) 15.2(5a)e1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5b)e (including) 15.2(5b)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.2(5c)e (including) 15.2(5c)e (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)s (including) 15.3(1)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)s1 (including) 15.3(1)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)s2 (including) 15.3(1)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)sy (including) 15.3(1)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)sy1 (including) 15.3(1)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)sy2 (including) 15.3(1)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)t (including) 15.3(1)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)t1 (including) 15.3(1)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)t2 (including) 15.3(1)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)t3 (including) 15.3(1)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(1)t4 (including) 15.3(1)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)s (including) 15.3(2)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)s0a (including) 15.3(2)s0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)s1 (including) 15.3(2)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)s2 (including) 15.3(2)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)t (including) 15.3(2)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)t1 (including) 15.3(2)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)t2 (including) 15.3(2)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)t3 (including) 15.3(2)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(2)t4 (including) 15.3(2)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jbb6a (including) 15.3(3)jbb6a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jc7 (including) 15.3(3)jc7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jc50 (including) 15.3(3)jc50 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jc51 (including) 15.3(3)jc51 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jca7 (including) 15.3(3)jca7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jd7 (including) 15.3(3)jd7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jda3 (including) 15.3(3)jda3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)je1 (including) 15.3(3)je1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jf1 (including) 15.3(3)jf1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jnc4 (including) 15.3(3)jnc4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jnd2 (including) 15.3(3)jnd2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jnp2 (including) 15.3(3)jnp2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jnp4 (including) 15.3(3)jnp4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jpb (including) 15.3(3)jpb (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jpb2 (including) 15.3(3)jpb2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)jpc3 (including) 15.3(3)jpc3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m (including) 15.3(3)m (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m1 (including) 15.3(3)m1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m2 (including) 15.3(3)m2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m3 (including) 15.3(3)m3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m4 (including) 15.3(3)m4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m5 (including) 15.3(3)m5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m6 (including) 15.3(3)m6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m7 (including) 15.3(3)m7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m8 (including) 15.3(3)m8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m8a (including) 15.3(3)m8a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)m9 (including) 15.3(3)m9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s (including) 15.3(3)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s1 (including) 15.3(3)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s1a (including) 15.3(3)s1a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s2 (including) 15.3(3)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s3 (including) 15.3(3)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s4 (including) 15.3(3)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s5 (including) 15.3(3)s5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s6 (including) 15.3(3)s6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s7 (including) 15.3(3)s7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s8 (including) 15.3(3)s8 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s8a (including) 15.3(3)s8a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.3(3)s9 (including) 15.3(3)s9 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)cg (including) 15.4(1)cg (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)cg1 (including) 15.4(1)cg1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)s (including) 15.4(1)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)s1 (including) 15.4(1)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)s2 (including) 15.4(1)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)s3 (including) 15.4(1)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)s4 (including) 15.4(1)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)sy (including) 15.4(1)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)sy1 (including) 15.4(1)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)sy2 (including) 15.4(1)sy2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)t (including) 15.4(1)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)t1 (including) 15.4(1)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)t2 (including) 15.4(1)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)t3 (including) 15.4(1)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(1)t4 (including) 15.4(1)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)cg (including) 15.4(2)cg (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)s (including) 15.4(2)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)s1 (including) 15.4(2)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)s2 (including) 15.4(2)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)s3 (including) 15.4(2)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)s4 (including) 15.4(2)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)t (including) 15.4(2)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)t1 (including) 15.4(2)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)t2 (including) 15.4(2)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)t3 (including) 15.4(2)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(2)t4 (including) 15.4(2)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m (including) 15.4(3)m (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m1 (including) 15.4(3)m1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m2 (including) 15.4(3)m2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m3 (including) 15.4(3)m3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m4 (including) 15.4(3)m4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m5 (including) 15.4(3)m5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m6 (including) 15.4(3)m6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m6a (including) 15.4(3)m6a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)m7 (including) 15.4(3)m7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s (including) 15.4(3)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s1 (including) 15.4(3)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s2 (including) 15.4(3)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s3 (including) 15.4(3)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s4 (including) 15.4(3)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s5 (including) 15.4(3)s5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s5a (including) 15.4(3)s5a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s6 (including) 15.4(3)s6 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s6a (including) 15.4(3)s6a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s6b (including) 15.4(3)s6b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s7 (including) 15.4(3)s7 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.4(3)s7a (including) 15.4(3)s7a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)s (including) 15.5(1)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)s1 (including) 15.5(1)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)s2 (including) 15.5(1)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)s3 (including) 15.5(1)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)s4 (including) 15.5(1)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)sy (including) 15.5(1)sy (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)sy1 (including) 15.5(1)sy1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)t (including) 15.5(1)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)t1 (including) 15.5(1)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)t2 (including) 15.5(1)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)t3 (including) 15.5(1)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(1)t4 (including) 15.5(1)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)s (including) 15.5(2)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)s1 (including) 15.5(2)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)s2 (including) 15.5(2)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)s3 (including) 15.5(2)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)s4 (including) 15.5(2)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)t (including) 15.5(2)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)t1 (including) 15.5(2)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)t2 (including) 15.5(2)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)t3 (including) 15.5(2)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(2)t4 (including) 15.5(2)t4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m (including) 15.5(3)m (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m0a (including) 15.5(3)m0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m1 (including) 15.5(3)m1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m2 (including) 15.5(3)m2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m3 (including) 15.5(3)m3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m4 (including) 15.5(3)m4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m4a (including) 15.5(3)m4a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)m5 (including) 15.5(3)m5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s (including) 15.5(3)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s0a (including) 15.5(3)s0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s1 (including) 15.5(3)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s1a (including) 15.5(3)s1a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s2 (including) 15.5(3)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s2a (including) 15.5(3)s2a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s2b (including) 15.5(3)s2b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s3 (including) 15.5(3)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s3a (including) 15.5(3)s3a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s4 (including) 15.5(3)s4 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s4a (including) 15.5(3)s4a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s4b (including) 15.5(3)s4b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s4d (including) 15.5(3)s4d (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)s5 (including) 15.5(3)s5 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.5(3)sn (including) 15.5(3)sn (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)s (including) 15.6(1)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)s1 (including) 15.6(1)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)s1a (including) 15.6(1)s1a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)s2 (including) 15.6(1)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)s3 (including) 15.6(1)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)t (including) 15.6(1)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)t0a (including) 15.6(1)t0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)t1 (including) 15.6(1)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)t2 (including) 15.6(1)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(1)t3 (including) 15.6(1)t3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)s (including) 15.6(2)s (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)s0a (including) 15.6(2)s0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)s1 (including) 15.6(2)s1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)s2 (including) 15.6(2)s2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)s3 (including) 15.6(2)s3 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sn (including) 15.6(2)sn (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp (including) 15.6(2)sp (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp1 (including) 15.6(2)sp1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp1b (including) 15.6(2)sp1b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp1c (including) 15.6(2)sp1c (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp2 (including) 15.6(2)sp2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)sp2a (including) 15.6(2)sp2a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)t (including) 15.6(2)t (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)t1 (including) 15.6(2)t1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(2)t2 (including) 15.6(2)t2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m (including) 15.6(3)m (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m0a (including) 15.6(3)m0a (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m1 (including) 15.6(3)m1 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m1b (including) 15.6(3)m1b (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m2 (including) 15.6(3)m2 (including)
Ios Cisco 15.6(3)m2a (including) 15.6(3)m2a (including)
Ios_xe Cisco * 15.4(3)s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.5.0e (including) 3.5.0e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.5.1e (including) 3.5.1e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.5.2e (including) 3.5.2e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.5.3e (including) 3.5.3e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.0e (including) 3.6.0e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.0s (including) 3.6.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.1e (including) 3.6.1e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.1s (including) 3.6.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.2ae (including) 3.6.2ae (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.2e (including) 3.6.2e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.2s (including) 3.6.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.3e (including) 3.6.3e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.4e (including) 3.6.4e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.5ae (including) 3.6.5ae (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.5be (including) 3.6.5be (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.5e (including) 3.6.5e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.6.6e (including) 3.6.6e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.0bs (including) 3.7.0bs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.0e (including) 3.7.0e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.0s (including) 3.7.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.1as (including) 3.7.1as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.1e (including) 3.7.1e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.1s (including) 3.7.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.2e (including) 3.7.2e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.2s (including) 3.7.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.2ts (including) 3.7.2ts (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.3e (including) 3.7.3e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.3s (including) 3.7.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.4as (including) 3.7.4as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.4e (including) 3.7.4e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.4s (including) 3.7.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.5e (including) 3.7.5e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.5s (including) 3.7.5s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.6s (including) 3.7.6s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.7.7s (including) 3.7.7s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.0e (including) 3.8.0e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.0ex (including) 3.8.0ex (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.0s (including) 3.8.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.1e (including) 3.8.1e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.1s (including) 3.8.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.2e (including) 3.8.2e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.2s (including) 3.8.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.3e (including) 3.8.3e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.8.4e (including) 3.8.4e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.0as (including) 3.9.0as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.0e (including) 3.9.0e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.0s (including) 3.9.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.1as (including) 3.9.1as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.1e (including) 3.9.1e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.1s (including) 3.9.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.2e (including) 3.9.2e (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.9.2s (including) 3.9.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.0s (including) 3.10.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.1s (including) 3.10.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.1xbs (including) 3.10.1xbs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.2s (including) 3.10.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.2ts (including) 3.10.2ts (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.3s (including) 3.10.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.4s (including) 3.10.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.5s (including) 3.10.5s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.6s (including) 3.10.6s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.7s (including) 3.10.7s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.8as (including) 3.10.8as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.8s (including) 3.10.8s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.10.9s (including) 3.10.9s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.11.0s (including) 3.11.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.11.1s (including) 3.11.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.11.2s (including) 3.11.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.11.3s (including) 3.11.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.11.4s (including) 3.11.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.0as (including) 3.12.0as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.0s (including) 3.12.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.1s (including) 3.12.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.2s (including) 3.12.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.3s (including) 3.12.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.12.4s (including) 3.12.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.0as (including) 3.13.0as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.0s (including) 3.13.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.1s (including) 3.13.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.2as (including) 3.13.2as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.2s (including) 3.13.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.3s (including) 3.13.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.4s (including) 3.13.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.5as (including) 3.13.5as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.5s (including) 3.13.5s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.6as (including) 3.13.6as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.6s (including) 3.13.6s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.7as (including) 3.13.7as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.13.7s (including) 3.13.7s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.14.0s (including) 3.14.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.14.1s (including) 3.14.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.14.2s (including) 3.14.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.14.3s (including) 3.14.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.14.4s (including) 3.14.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.0s (including) 3.15.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.1cs (including) 3.15.1cs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.1s (including) 3.15.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.2s (including) 3.15.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.3s (including) 3.15.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.15.4s (including) 3.15.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.0cs (including) 3.16.0cs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.0s (including) 3.16.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.1as (including) 3.16.1as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.1s (including) 3.16.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.2as (including) 3.16.2as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.2bs (including) 3.16.2bs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.2s (including) 3.16.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.3as (including) 3.16.3as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.3s (including) 3.16.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.4as (including) 3.16.4as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.4bs (including) 3.16.4bs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.4ds (including) 3.16.4ds (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.4s (including) 3.16.4s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.16.5s (including) 3.16.5s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.17.0s (including) 3.17.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.17.1as (including) 3.17.1as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.17.1s (including) 3.17.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.17.3s (including) 3.17.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.0as (including) 3.18.0as (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.0s (including) 3.18.0s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.0sp (including) 3.18.0sp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.1asp (including) 3.18.1asp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.1bsp (including) 3.18.1bsp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.1csp (including) 3.18.1csp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.1s (including) 3.18.1s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.1sp (including) 3.18.1sp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.2asp (including) 3.18.2asp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.2s (including) 3.18.2s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.2sp (including) 3.18.2sp (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.3s (including) 3.18.3s (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 3.18.3vs (including) 3.18.3vs (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.1.1 (including) 16.1.1 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.1.2 (including) 16.1.2 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.1.3 (including) 16.1.3 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.1.3a (including) 16.1.3a (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.1.4 (including) 16.1.4 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.2.1 (including) 16.2.1 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.2.2 (including) 16.2.2 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.2.2a (including) 16.2.2a (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.2.3 (including) 16.2.3 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.3.1 (including) 16.3.1 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.3.1a (including) 16.3.1a (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.3.2 (including) 16.3.2 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.3.3 (including) 16.3.3 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.3.4 (including) 16.3.4 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.4.1 (including) 16.4.1 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.4.2 (including) 16.4.2 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.5.1 (including) 16.5.1 (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.5.1a (including) 16.5.1a (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.5.1b (including) 16.5.1b (including)
Ios_xe Cisco 16.5.1c (including) 16.5.1c (including)

Extended Description

Limited resources include memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. If an attacker can trigger the allocation of these limited resources, but the number or size of the resources is not controlled, then the attacker could cause a denial of service that consumes all available resources. This would prevent valid users from accessing the product, and it could potentially have an impact on the surrounding environment. For example, a memory exhaustion attack against an application could slow down the application as well as its host operating system. There are at least three distinct scenarios which can commonly lead to resource exhaustion:

Resource exhaustion problems are often result due to an incorrect implementation of the following situations:

Potential Mitigations

  • Mitigation of resource exhaustion attacks requires that the target system either:

  • The first of these solutions is an issue in itself though, since it may allow attackers to prevent the use of the system by a particular valid user. If the attacker impersonates the valid user, they may be able to prevent the user from accessing the server in question.

  • The second solution is simply difficult to effectively institute – and even when properly done, it does not provide a full solution. It simply makes the attack require more resources on the part of the attacker.