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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS and IOS XE iox Command Input Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036876
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036876
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6414   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 22 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS and IOS XE. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply specially crafted iox command line parameters to trigger an input validation flaw and execute arbitrary commands on the target IOx Linux guest operating system (GOS).

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuz59223 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 advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160921-iox

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160921-iox (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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