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Cisco XE: CVE-2023-20065: Cisco IOS XE Software IOx Application Hosting Environment Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Cisco XE: CVE-2023-20065: Cisco IOS XE Software IOx Application Hosting Environment Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/22/2023
Created
03/24/2023
Added
03/23/2023
Modified
07/16/2024

Description

A vulnerability in the Cisco IOx application hosting subsystem of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to elevate privileges to root on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient restrictions on the hosted application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to and then escaping the Cisco IOx application container. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges.

Solution(s)

  • cisco-xe-update-latest

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