Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Remote Login Denial of Service (CVE-2017-3879)

medium Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 501397


The remote OT asset is affected by a vulnerability.


A Denial of Service vulnerability in the remote login functionality for Cisco NX-OS Software running on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a process used for login to terminate unexpectedly and the login attempt to fail. There is no impact to user traffic flowing through the device.
The attacker could use either a Telnet or an SSH client for the remote login attempt. Affected Products: This vulnerability affects Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches that are running Cisco NX-OS Software and are configured to allow remote Telnet connections to the device. More Information: CSCuy25824. Known Affected Releases: 7.0(3)I3(1) 8.3(0)CV(0.342) 8.3(0)CV(0.345). Known Fixed Releases: 8.3(0)CV(0.362) 8.0(1) 7.0(3)IED5(0.19) 7.0(3)IED5(0) 7.0(3)I4(1) 7.0(3)I4(0.8) 7.0(3)I2(2e) 7.0(3)F1(1.22) 7.0(3)F1(1) 7.0(3)F1(0.230).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 501397

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 7/25/2023

Updated: 7/26/2023

Supported Sensors: Tenable OT Security

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-3879


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:7.0%283%29i3%280.170%29, cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:8.3%280%29cv%280.342%29, cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os:8.3%280%29cv%280.345%29

Required KB Items: Tenable.ot/Cisco

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3879

CWE: 119