Cisco FXOS Software Command Injection Vulnerabilities (cisco-sa-20190515-fxos-nxos-cmdinj-1781-1782)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 129945


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco FXOS Software is affected by vulnerabilities in the CLI that could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system of an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments passed to certain CLI commands. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including malicious input as the argument of an affected command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with elevated privileges.
An attacker would need administrator credentials to exploit this vulnerability.

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and Cisco Security Advisory for more information


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCvi96527, CSCvi92130

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129945

File Name: cisco-sa-20190515-fxos-cmdinj-1781-1782.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/15/2019

Updated: 10/19/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1781


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os

Required KB Items: installed_sw/FXOS

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1781, CVE-2019-1782

BID: 108407

CWE: 77

IAVA: 2019-A-0173

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20190515-fxos-nxos-cmdinj-1781-1782

CISCO-BUG-ID: CSCvi96527, CSCvi92130