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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XE Web User Interface Default Permissions Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039446
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039446
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12230   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 27 2017
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco IOS XE. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

The web user interface creates new user accounts with incorrect permissions. A remote authenticated user can create a new user account and then login to the new user account to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Systems with the HTTP Server feature enabled are affected.

The vulnerability was introduced in version 16.2.

The vendor has assigned bug ID CSCuy83062 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated 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-20170927-privesc

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170927-privesc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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