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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Brocade Switch Vendors:   Brocade Communications Systems
Brocade NetIron MLX Line Card IPSec Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Line Card to Reset
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037010
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037010
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8203   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 13 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): MLX Line Cards on NetIron 5.8.00 - 5.8.00e, 5.9.00 - 5.9.00bd, 6.0.00, 6.0.00a
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Brocade NetIron MLX Line Cards. A remote user can cause the target line card to reset.

A remote user can send specially crafted IPSec control packets to trigger a memory corruption error and cause the target MLX Line Card to reset.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target line card to reset.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.8.00ec, 5.9.00be, 6.0.00ab).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www.brocade.com/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/security-bulletin/brocade-security-advisory-2016-168.pdf

Vendor URL:  www.brocade.com/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/security-bulletin/brocade-security-advisory-2016-168.pdf (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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