A vulnerability in the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) feature of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to trigger an interface queue wedge on the affected device.
The vulnerability is due to improper parsing of UDP RSVP packets.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending UDP port 1698 RSVP packets to the vulnerable device.
An exploit could cause Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software to incorrectly process incoming packets, resulting in an interface queue wedge, which can lead to loss of connectivity, loss of routing protocol adjacency, and other denial of service (DoS) conditions.
Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability.
Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are available.
This advisory is available at the following link:
Note: The September 25, 2013, Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory bundled publication includes eight Cisco Security Advisories.
All advisories address vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS Software. Each Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory lists the Cisco IOS Software releases that correct the vulnerability or vulnerabilities detailed in the advisory as well as the Cisco IOS Software releases that correct all Cisco IOS Software vulnerabilities in the September 2013 bundled publication.
Individual publication links are in “Cisco Event Response: Semiannual Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication” at the following link: