Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on Nexus 3000 SNMP Request resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on Nexus 3000 (Router Operating System). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component SNMP Request Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on N3K devices allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (temporary SNMP outage) via an SNMP request for an OID that does not exist, aka Bug ID CSCuw36684.

The weakness was disclosed 09/30/2015 as 41240 as confirmed vulnerability alert (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-6308 since 08/17/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Addressing this vulnerability is possible by firewalling udp/161 (snmp).

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (106783) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-54004).






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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OpenVAS ID: 103402
OpenVAS Name: Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches SNMP Non-Existent OID Denial of Service Vulnerability
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08/17/2015 🔍
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Advisory: 41240
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6308 (🔍)
X-Force: 106783 - Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches SNMP denial of service
SecurityTracker: 1033717
Vulnerability Center: 54004 - Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on Nexus 3000 Remote DoS in Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Medium
SecurityFocus: 76913


Created: 10/01/2015 06:01 PM
Updated: 06/20/2022 06:34 AM
Changes: 10/01/2015 06:01 PM (61), 03/01/2018 05:03 PM (4), 06/20/2022 06:34 AM (3)
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