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Cisco Bug: CSCuo02567 - root access not available over ssh but is over console and telnet

Last Modified

Feb 23, 2018

Products (5)

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 9396PX Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 93128TX Switch

Known Affected Releases

6.1(2)I2(1) 6.1(2)I2(2)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
The admin user can not use sudo to switch users to root on a secure shell (SSH) session.  The admin user can
switch users to root on the console and on a telnet session.

Conditions:
The bash feature needs to be enabled for root access to be available.
Root access is only available to the admin user, it is not role based.
Root access via telnet requires the telnet feature is enabled.

Related Community Discussions

Root password for bash shell on Nexus 9000
Hello - in the programmability guide for Nexus 9000, it states that one can get into the bash shell and escalate privileges as root: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/6-x/programmability/guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Programmability_Guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Programmability_Configuration_Guide_chapter_01000.html#concept_1A7E154DA6BB4C9783DC1399ACB62C6E This section does not say what the root password is. I tried to use the password for the switch's ...
Latest activity: Jan 27, 2016
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