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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2022-20623: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2022-20623: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Bidirectional Forwarding Detection Denial of Service Vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
02/23/2022
Created
08/29/2022
Added
08/19/2022
Modified
08/19/2022

Description

A vulnerability in the rate limiter for Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) traffic of Cisco NX-OS Software for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause BFD traffic to be dropped on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to a logic error in the BFD rate limiter functionality. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted stream of traffic through the device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause BFD traffic to be dropped, resulting in BFD session flaps. BFD session flaps can cause route instability and dropped traffic, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition. This vulnerability applies to both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.

Solution(s)

  • update-nxos

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