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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000V does not assign the proper priority to heartbeat messages from a Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to a Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM), which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (false VEM unavailability report) via a flood of UDP packets, aka Bug ID CSCud14840.

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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