Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Cisco XE: CVE-2019-1756: Cisco IOS XE Software Command Injection Vulnerability

Back to Search

Cisco XE: CVE-2019-1756: Cisco IOS XE Software Command Injection Vulnerability

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/28/2019
Created
08/02/2019
Added
07/30/2019
Modified
07/30/2019

Description

A vulnerability in Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute commands on the underlying Linux shell of an affected device with root privileges. The vulnerability occurs because the affected software improperly sanitizes user-supplied input. An attacker who has valid administrator access to an affected device could exploit this vulnerability by supplying a username with a malicious payload in the web UI and subsequently making a request to a specific endpoint in the web UI. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to run arbitrary commands as the root user, allowing complete compromise of the system.

Solution(s)

  • cisco-xe-upgrade-latest

References

  • cisco-xe-upgrade-latest

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;