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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature in Cisco IOS 12.3 through 12.4 and 15.0 through 15.2, in certain configurations of enabled categories and missing signatures, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via DNS packets, aka Bug ID CSCtw55976.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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