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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


Cisco IOS XR through 4.3.2 on Gigabit Switch Router (GSR) 12000 devices does not properly check for a Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) header in a UDP packet, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (line-card restart) via a crafted packet, aka Bug ID CSCuw56900.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
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  • HIGH

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