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Cisco NX-OS: Cisco NX-OS Software Virtualization Manager Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-12717)

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Cisco NX-OS: Cisco NX-OS Software Virtualization Manager Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-12717)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/25/2019
Created
09/27/2019
Added
09/26/2019
Modified
10/01/2019

Description

A vulnerability in a CLI command related to the virtualization manager (VMAN) in Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying Linux operating system with root privileges. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments passed to a specific VMAN CLI command on an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including malicious input as the argument of an affected command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying Linux operating system with root privileges, which may lead to complete system compromise. An attacker would need valid administrator credentials to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • update-nxos

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