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Vulnerability Alert

Cisco Nexus 7000 Denial of Service Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:34131
Version:1
First Published:2014 May 06 18:47 GMT
Last Published:2014 May 06 18:47 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-0684
BugTraq ID:67214
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.6 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.8
Related Resources:
View related Security Notice
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches contain a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches could allow an authenticated, local attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device.

The vulnerability is due to an error in input validation for the sed command. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by passing crafted input to the sed command. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition.

Cisco has confirmed the vulnerability in a security notice and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
At the time this alert was first published, Cisco NX-OS Software for Nexus 7000 Series Release 6.2(2) is vulnerable. Later releases may also be vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need local access to the targeted device. This access requirement reduces 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.
 
Vendor Announcements
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2014-0684

Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCui56136 for a complete list of affected product versions.
 
Impact
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an affected device to become unresponsive or crash, resulting in a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is due to an error in input validation for the sed command by a Cisco Nexus 7000 device running the affected Cisco NX-OS Software.

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by passing crafted input to the sed command on a targeted device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition on the device.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have local access.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
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 tac@cisco.com for assistance.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
CiscoCisco NX-OS Software for Nexus 7000 Series 6.2(2)

Associated Products:
N/A




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