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Cisco Bug: CSCvt59178 - Memory Leak due to Malformed SSH Packet

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Apr 18, 2020

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  • Cisco IOS

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Description (partial)

Memory can leak over time on a router/switch, resulting in an eventual crash from a Crypto process:

IOSXE-WATCHDOG: Process = Crypto IKEv2
*Mar 24 17:59:23.113: %SCHED-0-WATCHDOG: Scheduler running for a long time, more than the maximum configured (120) secs.
-Traceback= 1#0431bd2d50a9f885576fd9aa02a9e614  iosd_crankshaft_unix:7F9EC6B000+34538 linux-vdso:7FB2FBF000+510 pthread:7F9E8E5000+92F8 pthread:7F9E8E5000+97D4 :400000+376B994 :400000+DC8CE8 :400000+DCBEB8 :400000+8A79BA4 :400000+89CA3FC :400000+8A3667C :400000+484A9F8

The crash is due to a memory leak, related to the receipt of malformed SSH packets. We should see memory depleting in the output of "show process memory sorted" and "show memory allocating-process totals", as well as some SSH error messages for the issues with the incoming packets:

 %SSH-4-SSH2_UNEXPECTED_MSG: Unexpected message type has arrived. Terminating the connection from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
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