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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XR Input Validation Flaw in Command Line Utility Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036311
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036311
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1456   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 15 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): IOS XR 6.0.1.BASE
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS XR. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the command-line utility to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuz62721 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/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160714-ios-xr

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160714-ios-xr (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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