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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Cisco IOS Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco IOS XE Command Line Interface Validation Bugs Let Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040583
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0169, CVE-2018-0176   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 28 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco IOS XE. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with user EXEC mode privileges (level 1 privileges) can send command line interface commands with specially crafted arguments to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges.

The vendor has assigned bug IDs CSCtw85441, CSCtw85441CSCus42252, CSCus42252CSCuv95370, and CSCuv95370 to these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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