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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco NX-OS Filename Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032775
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032775
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4237   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 2 2015
Impact:   User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1(2)E1(1), 6.2(11b), 6.2(12), 7.2(0)ZZ(99.1), 7.2(0)ZZ(99.3), 9.1(1)SV1(3.1.8)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco NX-OS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can write a file to disk with a filename containing specially crafted characters and then invoke certain command line interface commands to obtain a shell prompt on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCuv08491, CSCuv08443, CSCuv08480, CSCuv08448, CSCuu99291, and CSCuv08434 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated 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=39583

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=39583 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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