Cisco StarOS Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-staros-priv-esc-gGCUMFxv)

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


According to its self-reported version, the Cisco StarOS operating system on the remote Cisco ASR 5000 series router is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to insufficient validation of CLI commands. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this, by sending crafted commands to the CLI, in order to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user on the affected device.
Please see the included Cisco BIDs and Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvv34214

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141357

File Name: cisco-sa-staros-priv-esc-gGCUMFxv.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/9/2020

Updated: 10/19/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3601

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:asr_5000_series

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ASR/Model, Host/Cisco/StarOS, Host/Cisco/StarOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3601


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-staros-priv-esc-gGCUMFxv

IAVA: 2020-A-0451