The encryption functionality in the Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) to Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) communication component in Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000V does not properly authenticate VSM/VEM packets, which allows remote attackers to disable packet-level encryption and integrity protection via crafted packets, aka Bug ID CSCud14710.
CWE-287 - Improper Authentication
Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.