A vulnerability in the filesystem of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker with physical access to an affected device to execute arbitrary code on the underlying operating system (OS) with root privileges. The vulnerability is due to insufficient file location validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing code in a specific format on a USB device and inserting it into an affected Cisco device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute the code with root privileges on the underlying OS of the affected device.

Published : 2019-09-25 21:15 Updated : 2019-10-09 23:46

CVSS Score More info
Score 7.2 / 10
Vendor Product Version URI
Cisco Ios 16.9.1 cpe:/o:cisco:ios:16.9.1
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ID Name Description Links
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource. CVE

History of changes

Date Event
2019-09-27 18:50
2019-09-25 21:32