OS Command Injection in Cisco IOS XR Software



Published: 2021-04-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-1485
CWE ID CWE-78
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco IOS XR
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

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Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1485

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the CLI. A local user can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco IOS XR: before 7.3.1

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-xr-cmdinj-vsKGherc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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