Cisco Unified Computing System Command Line Interface Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2016-09-14T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20160914-UCS
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-09-12T16:10:16

Description

A vulnerability in the command-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager and UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects could allow an authenticated, local attacker to access the underlying operating system with the privileges of the root user.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input at the CLI. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by bypassing policy restrictions and executing commands on the underlying operating system. The user needs to log in to the device with valid user credentials to exploit this vulnerability.

Cisco has not released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available.

This advisory is available at the following link: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160914-ucs["http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160914-ucs"]