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CVE-2018-0372 Detail


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.


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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 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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