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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco ASR Router Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco ASR 5000 Series Lets Local Administrative Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032839
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4244   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): ASR 5000 and 5500 Series; version 14.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco ASR 5000 Series. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with administrative privileges can write an arbitrary file to the compact flash (CF) storage. When the device boots, operating system commands in the CF file will be executed by the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuu75278 to this vulnerability.

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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