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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS '/tmp' Directory File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Consume Excessive Memory Resources
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033267
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033267
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4301   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 13 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Nexus 9000 Series; release 11.1(1c)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS. A remote authenticated user can consume excessive memory on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can copy large files to the '/tmp' directory to trigger a file processing error and consume excessive memory to cause the target device to stop responding.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuu77225 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can consume excessive memory resources and cause the target device to stop responding.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=40431

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=40431 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.


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