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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series
Switches Denial of Service Vulnerability
16 February 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1330
Comment: If the use case permits, AusCERT recommends disabling CDP until a fix
is released by Cisco
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Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches Denial
of Service Vulnerability
2016 February 15 14:00 GMT
Base - 6.1
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the processing of Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) packets by
Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches could
allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause an affected device to
The vulnerability is due to improper processing of crafted CDP packets. An
attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted CDP packet to
an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the affected
device to reload.
Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. There
are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches running Cisco IOS Software
Release 15.2(4)E are vulnerable.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to consult the Cisco
Security Advisories and Responses archive at http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt and
review subsequent advisories to determine exposure and a complete upgrade
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to upgrade contain
sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software
configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If
the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any
public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described
in this advisory.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. - Final 2016-February-15
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