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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
30 November 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco NX-OS System Software
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-12330
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2017 November 29 16:00 GMT
No workarounds available
Cisco Bug IDs:
A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco NX-OS System Software could allow
an authenticated, local attacker to perform a command injection
The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of command
arguments to the CLI parser. An attacker could exploit this
vulnerability by injecting crafted command arguments into a vulnerable
CLI command and gaining unauthorized access to the underlying
operating system of the device. An exploit could allow the attacker to
execute arbitrary commands at the user's privilege level. On products
that support multiple virtual device contexts (VDCs), this
vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute commands at the
user's privilege level outside the user's environment.
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
This advisory is available at the following link:
This vulnerability affects the following products running Cisco NX-OS
Multilayer Director Switches
Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
Nexus 3000 Series Switches
Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Nexus 5500 Platform Switches
Nexus 5600 Platform Switches
Nexus 6000 Series Switches
Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Nexus 7700 Series Switches
Nexus 9000 Series Switches in standalone NX-OS mode
Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards and Fabric Modules
For information about affected releases, consult the Cisco bug ID(s)
at the top of this advisory.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
No other Cisco products are currently known to be affected by this
Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect the
Firepower 2100 Series
Firepower 4100 Series Next-Generation Firewall
Firepower 9300 Security Appliance
Nexus 1000V Series Switches
Nexus 3500 Platform Switches
Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in Application Centric
Infrastructure (ACI) mode
Unified Computing System Manager
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
For information about fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug
ID(s) at the top of this advisory.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly
consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from
the Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, to determine exposure
and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded
contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and
software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the
new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to
contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their
contracted maintenance providers.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware
of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that
is described in this advisory.
This vulnerability was found during internal security testing.
Cisco Security Vulnerability Policy
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and
publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document
also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving
security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date
1.0 Initial public release. Final 2017-November-29
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