Cisco Open Network Environment Platform contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
A vulnerability in the Open Network Environment Platform (ONEP) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause the network element to reload.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient pointer validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted packet to an ONEP enabled network element. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the network element to reload.
Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco NX-OS Software for Nexus 3000 Series versions 6.0(2)U1(2) and prior were vulnerable. Later releases of Cisco NX-OS Software for Nexus 3000 Series may also be vulnerable.
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to authenticate and send crafted packets to the targeted system, which may reside on trusted, internal networks. These access requirements reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2013-5496
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui51551 for the most complete list of affected product versions.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the network element to reload on an affected device, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient pointer validation by the ONEP used by affected devices.
An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted packet to an ONEP enabled network element on an affected device. Successful exploitation could cause the network element to reload, resulting in a DoS condition.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.
Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Cisco customers with active contracts should contact their Cisco support team for assistance in upgrading to a software version that includes fixes for this vulnerability. Cisco customers without contracts may contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-553-2447 or 1-408-526-7209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Cisco NX-OS Software
for Nexus 3000 Series 6.0(2)U1(1), 6.0(2)U1(2)
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