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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Cloud Services Router Command Injection Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034274
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6385   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 2 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series; 15.5(2)S and 15.5(3)S
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS on Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series devices. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local administrative user can exploit a command injection flaw in the event manager environment and publish-event function to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

The user can modify the configuration of the device and then invoke a specially crafted event manager script to trigger the vulnerability.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCux14943 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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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