CVE-2020-3455

HIGH
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Description

A vulnerability in the secure boot process of Cisco FXOS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to bypass the secure boot mechanisms. The vulnerability is due to insufficient protections of the secure boot process. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting code into a specific file that is then referenced during the device boot process. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to break the chain of trust and inject code into the boot process of the device which would be executed at each boot and maintain persistence across reboots.

References

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-fxos-sbbp-XTuPkYTn

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-10-21

Updated: 2020-10-28

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
141832Cisco FXOS Software for Firepower 4100/9300 Series Appliances Secure Boot Bypass (cisco-sa-fxos-sbbp-XTuPkYTn)NessusCISCO
high