Vulnerability Note VU#160460

Dell PowerConnect 6248P series switch denial of service vulnerability

Original Release date: 22 Feb 2013 | Last revised: 22 Feb 2013

Overview

Dell PowerConnect 6248P series switches contain a denial of service vulnerability when parsing malformed requests.

Description

Dell PowerConnect 6248P series switches contain a denial of service vulnerability when parsing malformed requests which could cause the switch to crash and become unavailable.

Impact

An authenticated attacker can cause the Dell PowerConnect 6248P series switch to crash and become unavailable.

Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict Access

The Dell PowerConnect M6220 series switch web interface should not be Internet facing.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Dell Computer Corporation, Inc.Affected09 Jan 201318 Feb 2013
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Temporal 6.0 E:POC/RL:W/RC:UC
Environmental 1.6 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Gary Blosser for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-0120
  • Date Public: 22 Feb 2013
  • Date First Published: 22 Feb 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 22 Feb 2013
  • Document Revision: 8

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