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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


The ethernet-lldp component in Cisco IOS 12.2 before 12.2(33)SXJ1 does not properly support a large number of LLDP Management Address (MA) TLVs, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device crash) via crafted LLDPDUs, aka Bug ID CSCtj22354.

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CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published