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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco NX-OS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco NX-OS Lets Local Users Create Arbitrary Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029160
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029160
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4141   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco NX-OS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the command line interface to write arbitrary scripts to arbitrary locations on the file system.

An administrator may inadvertently execute the file.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCua71557 and CSCua71551 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can create arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2012-4141

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2012-4141 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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