A vulnerability in the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Snooping feature of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain full control of an affected system. The attacker could also cause an affected system to reload, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow condition in the IGMP Snooping subsystem. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted IGMP packets to an affected system. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain full control of the affected system or cause the affected system to reload, resulting in a DoS condition. This vulnerability affects Nexus 2000 Series Switches, Nexus 3000 Series Switches, Nexus 3500 Platform Switches, Nexus 3600 Platform Switches, Nexus 5500 Platform Switches, Nexus 5600 Platform Switches, Nexus 6000 Series Switches, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 7700 Series Switches, Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, Nexus 9000 Series Switches in standalone NX-OS mode. Cisco Bug IDs: CSCuv79620, CSCvg71263.
This is a vulnerability exploitable with adjacent network access and requires the attacker to have
access to either the broadcast or collision domain of the vulnerable software. Examples of
local networks include local IP subnet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11, and local Ethernet
Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples:
The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous an untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server).
The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous. The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering.
The 'race condition' is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).
Authentication is not required to access and exploit the vulnerability.
There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed. The
attacker is able to read all of the system's data (memory, files, etc.).
There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system
protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised. The attacker is able to
modify any files on the target system.
There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the
resource completely unavailable.