Cisco IOS Software Smart Install Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20110928-smart-install)

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

A vulnerability exists in the Smart Install feature of Cisco Catalyst
Switches running Cisco IOS Software that could allow an
unauthenticated, remote attacker to perform remote code execution on
the affected device. Cisco has released free software updates that
address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds available to
mitigate this vulnerability other than disabling the Smart Install
feature.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a0f8bbc

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory
cisco-sa-20110928-smart-install.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 56320 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49828

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3271