#VU63500 Improper access control

Published: 2022-05-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63500

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20821


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco IOS XR
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Cisco Systems, Inc


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to unrestricted access to the Redis instance running within the NOSi container, accessible via port 6379/tcp (the health check RPM opens this port by default). A remote non-authenticated attacker can connect to the Redis instance and obtain sensitive information or modify it.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco IOS XR: 7.3.3


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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