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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The igmp_snoop_orib_fill_source_update function in the IGMP process in NX-OS 5.0 and 5.1 on Cisco Nexus 5000 series switches allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via IGMP packets, aka Bug ID CSCts46521.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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