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Cisco Web Security Appliance Authenticated Command Injection and 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 parser of the Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform command injection and elevate privileges to root. The attacker must authenticate with valid operator-level or administrator-level credentials.

Insight

Insight

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the CLI parser. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the affected device and performing command injection over the CLI.

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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