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Improper Input Validation


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Cisco IOS before 15.0(1)XA does not properly handle IRC traffic during a specific time period after an initial reload, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via an attempted connection to a certain IRC server, related to a "corrupted magic value," aka Bug ID CSCso05336.

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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.


Advisory Timeline

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