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Cisco NX-OS Open Agent Container Access Control Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039940
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12342   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2017
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, 5000, 5500, 5600, 6000, 7000, 7700 Series
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco NX-OS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can bypass security controls in the the Open Agent Container (OAC) feature to read and send packets outside the scope of the OAC.

OAC is not enabled by default.

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 CSCve53542 and CSCvf36621 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can read and send packets outside the scope of the OAC.
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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