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Cisco IOS XR Software Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/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 the CLI of Cisco IOS XR Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to elevate privileges to the root level.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to incorrect permission settings on binary files in the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted commands to the affected device.

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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