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CVE-2018-0372 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the DHCPv6 feature of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Mode could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to run low on system memory, which could result in a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper memory management when DHCPv6 packets are received on an interface of the targeted device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a high number of malicious DHCPv6 packets to be processed by an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the system to run low on memory, which could cause an eventual reboot of an affected device. The vulnerability only applies to IPv6 protocol packets and not for IPv4 protocol packets. This vulnerability affects Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in ACI Mode running software version 13.0(1k). The vulnerability can only be exploited when unicast routing is enabled on the Bridge Domain (BD). DHCP and DHCP relay do not have to be configured for the vulnerability to be exploited. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCvg38918.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/18/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041348 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-20180718-nexus-9000-dos Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion') (CWE-400)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:nx-os:13.0\(1k\):*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_92160yc-x:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_92304qc:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9236c:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9272q:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_93108tc-ex:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_93120tx:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_93128tx:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_93180yc-ex:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9332pq:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9372px:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9372tx:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9396px:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9396tx:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9504:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9508:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9516:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_n9k-c9508-fm-r:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_n9k-x9636c-r:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_n9k-x9636q-r:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-0372
NVD Published Date:
07/18/2018
NVD Last Modified:
09/20/2018