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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco NX-OS Nexus 7000 Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028018
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028018
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-6396   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 19 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Nexus 7000
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Nexus 7000. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash.

Systems with a higher-density line-card replaced in the same slot by a lower-density card and with the management station continuing to try and poll the non-existent higher ports are affected.

Cisco has a Cisco Bug ID CSCud44300 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive memory and system resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2012-6396

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2012-6396 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:11:00 +0000
Subject:  Cisco NX-OS Software / Cisco Nexus 7000


http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2012-6396

CVE-2012-6396


 
 


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