Cisco FXOS Software Command Injection (cisco-sa-20191002-fxos-cmd-inject)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135295


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco FXOS Software is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the CLI due to insufficient input validation. An unauthenticated, local attacker can exploit this, by including crafted arguments to specific commands, in order to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying OS with root privileges.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version in the referenced Cisco bug IDs.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135295

File Name: cisco-sa-20191002-fxos-cmd-inject.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 4/10/2020

Updated: 4/13/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12699


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 10/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12699