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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco NX-OS Flaw Lets Local Users Write Arbitrary Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039931
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12332   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco NX-OS. A local user can write arbitrary files on the target system.

A local administrator user can exploit a security restrictions flaw in the patch installation process to write arbitrary files with root privileges on the target system.

The following Nexus series devices are affected:

2000 Series Fabric Extenders
5000 Series Switches
5500 Platform Switches
5600 Platform Switches
6000 Series Switches
7000 Series Switches
7700 Series Switches

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCvf16513, CSCvf23794, and CSCvf23832 to this vulnerability.

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

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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