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Cisco Bug: CSCuo68417 - Invalid IPv4/IPv6 packet punted for netflow processing causes NP lockup

Last Modified

May 29, 2020

Products (7)

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
  • Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Cisco ASR 9922 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9010 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9006 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9001 Router
  • Cisco ASR 9912 Router

Known Affected Releases

4.3.1.BASE 4.3.4.BASE 5.1.0.BASE

Description (partial)

Disable Netflow.
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The following logs may be present on a device:
LC/0/4/CPU0:May  1 02:42:04.501 CET: prm_server_ty[300]: %PLATFORM-NP-4-FAULT : Fast Reset NP1 - successful auto-recovery of NP 
LC/0/4/CPU0:May  1 02:42:04.501 CET: pfm_node_lc[290]: %PLATFORM-NP-2-NP_DIAG : Clear|prm_server_ty[168018]|Network Processor Unit(0x1008001)| NP
diagnostics warning on NP1.
PSIRT Evaluation:
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version 2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of evaluation are 6.1/5:
CVE ID CVE-2014-3322 has been assigned to document this issue.

Additional details about the vulnerability described here can be found at:

Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:


A vulnerability in the Netflow processing in Cisco IOS XR Software for ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers could allow an
unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a lockup and eventual reload of a Network Processor (NP) chip and a line card processing traffic. 
The vulnerability is due to improper Netflow sampling of malformed IPv4/IPv6 packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a
stream of malformed IPv4/IPv6 packets to be processed through an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a lockup and
eventual reload of an NP chip and a line card, leading to a denial of service (DoS) condition.

Only Typhoon-based line cards on Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are affected by this vulnerability.
Netflow sampling has be configured for this vulnerability to be exploited.

Related Community Discussions

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Latest activity: Sep 29, 2014
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