Dell PowerConnect SSH denial of service

powerconnect-cve20133594-dos (90595) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Dell PowerConnect is vulnerable to a denial of service, by sending large amount of data to the SSH port, a remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the switch to restart or execute arbitrary code.


Base Score: 7.1
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 5.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.


  • Dell Web site: PowerConnect .
  • BID-65070: Dell Multiple PowerConnect Switches SSH Port Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-3594: The SSH service on Dell PowerConnect 3348, 3524p, and 5324 switches allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reset) or possibly execute arbitrary code by sending many packets to TCP port 22.
  • SA56553: Dell Multiple PowerConnect Products Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • US-CERT VU#122582: Dell PowerConnect 3348, 3524p, and 5324 switches are vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Dell PowerConnect 3348
  • Dell PowerConnect 3524p
  • Dell PowerConnect 5324


Jan 17, 2014

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