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Cisco NX-OS Border Gateway Protocol Component DoS Vulnerability CVE-2012-4098

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Vulnerability description

A vulnerability in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) component of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition by causing the BGP service to reset and resync.

Risk description

The vulnerability is due to improper filtering of invalid AS Path values. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malformed BGP update to a downstream peer of the affected device. A successful exploit could result in the downstream peers resetting the BGP connection with the affected device.


See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

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Exploitable with Sniper
CVE Published
Oct 5, 2013
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