Cisco IOS/IOS XE Data in Motion resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco IOS and IOS XE (Router Operating System) (unknown version). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Data in Motion. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was published 09/24/2016 with Cisco as CSCuy54015 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-6409 since 07/26/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/20/2022).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Similar entries are available at 91918 and 91916.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.5
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 103403
OpenVAS Name: Cisco IOS Software Data in Motion Component Denial of Service Vulnerability
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07/26/2016 🔍
09/21/2016 +57 days 🔍
09/23/2016 +2 days 🔍
09/24/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/25/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/20/2022 +2186 days 🔍



Advisory: CSCuy54015
Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-6409 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036875
SecurityFocus: 93094 - Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software CVE-2016-6409 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 09/25/2016 10:02 AM
Updated: 09/20/2022 11:20 AM
Changes: 09/25/2016 10:02 AM (57), 04/24/2019 02:58 PM (12), 09/20/2022 11:20 AM (2)
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