Privilege escalation in Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches

Published: 2018-01-19
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-0088
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Privilege escalation

EUVDB-ID: #VU10115

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-0088

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists in one of the diagnostic test CLI commands on Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches due to a diagnostic test CLI command that allows the attacker to write to the device memory. A local attacker can authenticate to the targeted device, issue a specific diagnostic test command at the CLI, overwrite system memory locations and cause DoS condition or execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.


Update to version 15.2(6.4.19i)E1.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches: 15.2.5 - 15.2.5

CPE2.3 External links

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