Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
A vulnerability in the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol implementation in Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition when an FCoE-related process unexpectedly reloads. This vulnerability affects Cisco NX-OS Software on the following Cisco devices when they are configured for FCoE: Multilayer Director Switches, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7700 Series Switches. More Information: CSCvc91729. Known Affected Releases: 8.3(0)CV(0.833). Known Fixed Releases: 8.3(0)ISH(0.62) 8.3(0)CV(0.944) 8.1(1) 8.1(0.8)S0 7.3(2)D1(0.47).
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.