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Cisco Bug: CSCul57047 - nx-api private key file is world readable

Last Modified

Aug 06, 2018

Products (2)

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch

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Description (partial)

The default private key used for NX-API on the Nexus 9000 has insecure permissions.


Default configuration.

If bash is enabled (default is disabled), then any authenticated user with the appropriate roles can access the Bash shell, and be able to view the default 
private key.  

User accounts that are associated with the Cisco NX-OS dev-ops, network-admin or vdc-admin roles, have permission to access the Bash shell.

The key is used for communicating with the NX-API, via the feature nxapi
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