Cisco IOS XR Software CVE-2019-15998 Security Bypass Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-110936
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2019-11-20T00:00:00



Cisco IOS XR Software is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass the access control list and perform unauthorized actions. This issue is being tracked by Cisco Bug ID CSCvp91299.

Technologies Affected

  • Cisco IOS XR Software 6.5.1
  • Cisco IOS XR Software 6.5.2


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.