Cisco FXOS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1780)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 129981


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cissco FXOS Software is affected by a vulnerability that allows an authenticated, local attacker with administrator credentials to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system of an affected device with elevated privileges. The 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 valid 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 CSCvi92332

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129981

File Name: cisco-sa-20190515-fxos-cmdinj-1780.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/17/2019

Updated: 3/25/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

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-2019-1780


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:fxos

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-2019-1780

BID: 108392

CWE: 77

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20190515-nxos-fxos-cmdinj-1780

IAVA: 2019-A-0173