Cisco IOS XR Software Arbitrary File Read and Write (cisco-sa-iosxr-scp-inject-QwZOCv2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153208


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco IOS XR is affected by an arbitrary file read and write vulnerability in its SSH server process due to insufficient input validation of user supplied input. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by specifying specific SCP parameters when authenticating to a device, to read or write arbitrary files.

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

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 ID CSCvx48017

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153208

File Name: cisco-sa-iosxr-scp-inject-QwZOCv2-iosxr.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/10/2021

Updated: 12/7/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-34718


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xr

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XR/Version, Host/Cisco/IOS-XR/Model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-34718

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-iosxr-scp-inject-QwZOCv2

IAVA: 2021-A-0407-S