Cisco Security Advisory

Number: AV17-066
Date: 11 May 2017


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released Cisco Security Advisory.


Cisco has released a Security Advisory to address a critical vulnerability in its Cluster Management Protocol (CMP) processing code which exists in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software.  Exploitation could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute code and gain full control of an affected device.

A full list of affected devices can be found in Cisco’s Security Advisory.

CVE Reference: CVE-2017-3881

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

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