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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Unified Computing System Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Unified Computing System CLI Interface Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036831
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036831
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6402   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 15 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): UCS Manager; UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Unified Computing System. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply specially crafted command-line interface data to trigger an input validation flaw and execute arbitrary operating system commands with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuz91263 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 advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160914-ucs

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160914-ucs (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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