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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XR Default Password Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037418
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037418
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9215   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 9 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS XR. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can use a default and static password to login with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCva38434 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161207-iosxr

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161207-iosxr (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.


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