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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029361
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029361
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5556   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 19 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply specially crafted parameters to the install all iso command to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCui21340 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2013-5556

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2013-5556 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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