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Cisco NX-OS Malformed ARP Header Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2015-6277

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Vulnerability description

A vulnerability in Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) feature of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a partial denial of service (DoS) condition because the ARP process unexpectedly restarts.

Risk description

The vulnerability is due to improper input validation of the fields in the ARP packet header. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted ARP packet from an adjacent network to the affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a partial DoS condition because the ARP process could unexpectedly restart when processing the crafted ARP packet.


See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

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Detectable with
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Exploitable with Sniper
CVE Published
Sep 2, 2015
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