Cisco NX-OS on the Nexus 1000V does not assign the proper priority to heartbeat messages from a Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to a Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM), which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (false VEM unavailability report) via a flood of UDP packets, aka Bug ID CSCud14840.
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 disruption of service
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20130528 Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM/VEM Heartbeat Denial of Service Vulnerability
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