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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2020-3415: Cisco NX-OS Software Data Management Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2020-3415: Cisco NX-OS Software Data Management Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/27/2020
Created
08/28/2020
Added
08/27/2020
Modified
12/23/2022

Description

A vulnerability in the Data Management Engine (DME) of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted Cisco Discovery Protocol packet to a Layer 2-adjacent affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges or cause the Cisco Discovery Protocol process to crash and restart multiple times, causing the affected device to reload and resulting in a DoS condition. Note: Cisco Discovery Protocol is a Layer 2 protocol. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be in the same broadcast domain as the affected device (Layer 2 adjacent). Exploitation of this vulnerability also requires jumbo frames to be enabled on the interface that receives the crafted Cisco Discovery Protocol packets on the affected device.

Solution(s)

  • update-nxos

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