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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


Array index error in the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) kernel driver for VMware ESXi in Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000V, when STUN debugging is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ESXi crash and purple screen of death) by sending crafted STUN packets to a VEM, aka Bug ID CSCud14825.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

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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