Cisco HyperFlex HX Command Injection Vulnerabilities (cisco-sa-hyperflex-rce-TjjNrkpR)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 149454


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The version of Cisco HyperFlex HX installed on the remote host is affected by multiple command injection vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these to execute arbitrary commands on an affected system.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCvx36014, CSCvx36019, CSCvx37435

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 149454

File Name: cisco-sa-hyperflex-rce-TjjNrkpR.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 5/13/2021

Updated: 4/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1497


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1498

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:hyperflex_hx-series_software

Required KB Items: Host/OS/Cisco_HyperFlex_web_API

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/5/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/5/2021

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 11/17/2021

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1497, CVE-2021-1498

CWE: 78

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-hyperflex-rce-TjjNrkpR

IAVA: 2021-A-0237

CISCO-BUG-ID: CSCvx36014, CSCvx36019, CSCvx37435