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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


A Denial of Service vulnerability in the remote login functionality for Cisco NX-OS Software running on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a process used for login to terminate unexpectedly and the login attempt to fail. There is no impact to user traffic flowing through the device. The attacker could use either a Telnet or an SSH client for the remote login attempt. Affected Products: This vulnerability affects Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches that are running Cisco NX-OS Software and are configured to allow remote Telnet connections to the device. More Information: CSCuy25824. Known Affected Releases: 7.0(3)I3(1) 8.3(0)CV(0.342) 8.3(0)CV(0.345). Known Fixed Releases: 8.3(0)CV(0.362) 8.0(1) 7.0(3)IED5(0.19) 7.0(3)IED5(0) 7.0(3)I4(1) 7.0(3)I4(0.8) 7.0(3)I2(2e) 7.0(3)F1(1.22) 7.0(3)F1(1) 7.0(3)F1(0.230).

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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.


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