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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Cisco Unified Computing System Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco Unified Computing System Manager Debug Plug-in Integrity Check Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038198
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038198
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6598   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 6 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1(1k)A
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Unified Computing System Manager. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can create a specially crafted debug plug-in that, when loaded with elevated privileges, will exploit an integrity check error and execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCvb86797 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170405-ucs

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170405-ucs (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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