Cisco IOS XE Line Card Console Access Vulnerability (cisco-sa-20170927-cc)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103702


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


According to its self-reported version and configuration, the Cisco IOS XE software running on the remote device is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker, with physical access, can exploit this vulnerability to gain access to an affected devices' operating system.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID's CSCvc65866 and CSCve77132.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103702

File Name: cisco-sa-20170927-cc.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2017/10/06

Modified: 2018/03/01

Dependencies: 67217

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xe

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XE/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12239

BID: 101042

OSVDB: 166263

CISCO-BUG-ID: CSCvc65866, CSCve77132

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20170927-cc