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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2022-20650: Cisco NX-OS Software NX-API Command Injection Vulnerability

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Cisco NX-OS: CVE-2022-20650: Cisco NX-OS Software NX-API Command Injection Vulnerability

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/23/2022
Created
08/29/2022
Added
08/19/2022
Modified
08/19/2022

Description

A vulnerability in the NX-API feature of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of user supplied data that is sent to the NX-API. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP POST request to the NX-API of an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on the underlying operating system. Note: The NX-API feature is disabled by default.

Solution(s)

  • update-nxos

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