The encryption functionality in the Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) to Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) communication component in Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000V does not properly authenticate VSM/VEM packets, which allows remote attackers to disable packet-level encryption and integrity protection via crafted packets, aka Bug ID CSCud14710.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
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20130528 Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM/VEM Communication Encryption Bypass Vulnerability
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