The ATOMIC.TCP signature engine in the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature for Cisco IOS 12.4XA, 12.3YA, 12.3T, and other trains allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (IPS crash and traffic loss) via unspecified manipulations that are not properly handled by the regular expression feature, as demonstrated using the 3123.0 (Netbus Pro Traffic) signature.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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20070213 Multiple IOS IPS Vulnerabilities
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