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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


The DHCP server on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) 5500 series devices, and the ASA Services Module (ASASM) in Cisco Catalyst 6500 series devices, with software 7.0 before 7.2(5.8), 7.1 before 7.2(5.8), 7.2 before 7.2(5.8), 8.0 before 8.0(5.28), 8.1 before 8.1(2.56), 8.2 before 8.2(5.27), 8.3 before 8.3(2.31), 8.4 before 8.4(3.10), 8.5 before 8.5(1.9), and 8.6 before 8.6(1.5) does not properly allocate memory for DHCP packets, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via a series of crafted IPv4 packets, aka Bug ID CSCtw84068.

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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

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