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Cisco IOS XE Software Startup Script Local Command Execution Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A vulnerability in a startup script of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated attacker with physical access to the targeted system to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with the privileges of the root user.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of ROMMON variables values. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by manipulating the content of some ROMMON variables, which will allow an external script containing the command to execute at boot time. A reload of the affected system is needed to exploit the vulnerability. An attacker would need console access to exploit this vulnerability.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

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