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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Cisco NX-OS 4.2.x before 4.2(1)SV1(5.1) on Nexus 1000v series switches; 4.x and 5.0.x before 5.0(2)N1(1) on Nexus 5000 series switches; and 4.2.x before 4.2.8, 5.0.x before 5.0.5, and 5.1.x before 5.1.1 on Nexus 7000 series switches allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (netstack process crash and device reload) via a malformed IP packet, aka Bug IDs CSCti23447, CSCti49507, and CSCtj01991.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published