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Cisco Bug: CSCus65596 - Privilege escalation via python on N5K / N6K switches

Last Modified

Feb 11, 2017

Products (10)

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5596UP Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5672UP Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5696Q Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 56128P Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5596T Switch

Known Affected Releases

7.0(5)N1(1)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
with python script we can create a userid with a login shell /bin/bash which then can be used to get root access
on the linux prompt of the switch.

Conditions:
User must have network-admin credentials.
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