Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series Switches Software IS-IS Packet Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability

2017-01-18T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20170118-NEXUS
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-01-18T15:37:47

Description

A vulnerability in Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) protocol packet processing of Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series Switches software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a reload of the affected device.

The vulnerability is due to improper processing of crafted IS-IS protocol packets. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted IS-IS protocol packet over an established adjacency. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a reload of the affected device.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170118-nexus["https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170118-nexus"]