Cisco Catalyst CatOS CiscoView buffer overflow

cisco-catalyst-ciscoview-bo (10382) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Cisco Catalyst switches are vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow in the CiscoView image that can occur when the embedded HTTP server is enabled. By sending an overly long HTTP query to the HTTP server's switch management port, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the switch to reset.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the appropriate fixed software version, as listed in Cisco Security Advisory 2002 October 16 16:00 (UTC). See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco CatOS 5.4
  • Cisco CatOS 5.5
  • Cisco CatOS 5.5(13A)
  • Cisco CatOS 6.1
  • Cisco CatOS 6.1(2)
  • Cisco CatOS 7.3
  • Cisco CatOS 7.4


Oct 16, 2002

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