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Cisco Bug: CSCun02887 - NX-OS Python Parser Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

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Jan 10, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS and SAN-OS Software

Known Affected Releases

6.0(2) 6.2(2)

Description (partial)

Cisco Nexus devices running Cisco NX-OS software contain privilege escalation vulnerabilities within the Python subsystem that could allow an authenticated, local attacker to 
gain elevated privileges.

The vulnerabilities are due to insufficient hardening of the underlying operating system on which NX-OS is based.  An attacker that has sufficient privileges to execute arbitrary 
python scripts on an affected device can leverage this access to elevate their privileges to that of root.

Cisco Nexus devices running an affected version of Cisco NX-OS software.
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