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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco NX-OS Python Scripting Engine Flaws Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032765
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032765
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4234   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 1 2015
Impact:   Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco NX-OS. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with privileges to execute arbitrary Python scripts can exploit privilege escalation flaws in the Python subsystem to gain root privileges on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCun02887, CSCur00115, and CSCur00127 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's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=39571

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=39571 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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