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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series USB Driver Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in the USB driver for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition due to a kernel crash. The vulnerability is due to insufficient handling of USB input parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted USB parameters to be processed by the kernel of an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a DoS condition on the affected device. Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

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