#VU10115 Privilege escalation in Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches

Published: 2018-01-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10115

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-0088


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor: Cisco Systems, Inc

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

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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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