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CVE-2017-3881 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution (RCE)' vulnerability in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE affects v. Catalyst switches, Embedded Service 2020 switches, Enhanced Layer 2 EtherSwitch Service Module, Enhanced Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module, Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (CGESM) for HP, IE Industrial Ethernet switches, ME 4924-10GE switch, RF Gateway 10, and SM-X Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module.


Short Info



Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

15 sec

Scan only one




Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE are operating systems used in various network devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls. They are designed to provide enhanced security, reliability, and network management capabilities to organizations of all sizes. Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE provide a range of features, including advanced routing protocols, Quality of Service (QoS), and network virtualization.

One of the vulnerabilities detected in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE is CVE-2017-3881. This vulnerability is related to the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP) processing code, which uses Telnet as a signaling and command protocol between cluster members. The vulnerability results from the combination of two factors: the failure to restrict CMP-specific Telnet options and the incorrect processing of malformed CMP-specific Telnet options.

If this vulnerability is exploited, it can lead to a range of severe consequences. An attacker can execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the affected device or cause it to reload. This can result in the loss of confidential data, system downtime, and damage to the reputation of the organization.

Thanks to the pro features of the platform, organizations can easily and quickly learn about vulnerabilities in their digital assets. The platform provides real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as detailed reports on vulnerabilities detected in network devices. By using, organizations can ensure that their networks are secure and protected from threats.



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