Cisco Catalyst Telnetd Authentication Failure Saturation Memory Leak Remote DoS (CSCds66191)

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

A series of failed telnet authentication attempts to the switch can
cause the Catalyst Switch to fail to pass traffic or accept
management connections until the system is rebooted or a power cycle
is performed. All types of telnet authentication are affected,
including Kerberized telnet, and AAA authentication.

This vulnerability is documented as Cisco bug ID CSCds66191.

Solution :

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 10978 (CSCds66191.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 2072

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0041

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