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Cisco Bug: CSCuw36015 - Cisco IOS XE Software Virtualization Manager CLI Command Injection Vulnerability

Last Modified

Jan 22, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco IOS

Known Affected Releases

15.3(3)S 15.4(2)S 15.4(3)S 15.5(1)S 15.5(2)S 15.5(3)S 15.6(1)S

Description (partial)

A vulnerability in a Virtualization Manager (VMAN) related CLI command of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying Linux operating system with a privilege level of root.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments passed to a specific VMAN CLI command on the affected device. An attacker who has administrator access to an affected device could exploit this vulnerability by including malicious input as the argument of an affected command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the device with root privileges, which may lead to complete system compromise.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Cisco has published a security advisory containing additional details which is available at the following link:

For information on fixed versions of software consult the Cisco IOS Software checker: 

See Vulnerable Products Section of the advisory for full details:
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