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Improper Input Validation


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The tNetTaskLimit process on the Transport Node Controller (TNC) on Cisco ONS 15454 devices with software 9.6 and earlier does not properly prioritize health pings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (watchdog timeout and TNC reset) via a flood of network traffic, aka Bug ID CSCud97155.

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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.


Advisory Timeline

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