VDB-54818 · CVE-2010-2830 · BID 43396

Cisco IOS up to 12.x denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco IOS up to 12.x (Router Operating System). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The IGMPv3 implementation in Cisco IOS 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, and 15.0 and IOS XE 2.5.x before 2.5.2, when PIM is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via a malformed IGMP packet, aka Bug ID CSCte14603.

The weakness was presented 09/23/2010 with Cisco (Website). The advisory is available at cisco.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-2830. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 17783 (Cisco IOS Software Internet Group Management Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20100922-igmp)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CISCO.

Upgrading to version 12.2srb eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-27270) and Tenable (17783). See 54822, 54821, 54820 and 54819 for similar entries.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 17783
Nessus Name: Cisco IOS Software Internet Group Management Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20100922-igmp)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: IOS 12.2srb


07/23/2010 🔍
09/22/2010 +61 days 🔍
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09/26/2010 +3 days 🔍
01/10/2012 +471 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1164 days 🔍
09/25/2021 +2382 days 🔍


Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: cisco.com
Organization: Cisco
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-2830 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 27270 - [cisco-sa-20100922-igmp] Cisco IOS and IOS XE Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Malformed IGMP Packet, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43396 - Cisco IOS Internet Group Management Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/25/2021 12:09 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (56), 03/06/2017 11:03 AM (9), 09/25/2021 12:01 PM (3), 09/25/2021 12:09 PM (1)
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