Cisco NX-OS Software CLI Comm Injection (cisco-sa-nxos-cli-cmdinject-euQVK9u)

high Nessus Plugin ID 171838


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco NX-OS Software is affected by a vulnerability.

- A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system of an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments that are passed to specific CLI commands. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including crafted 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 the privileges of the currently logged-in user. (CVE-2023-20050)

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCwd00653, CSCwd18009, CSCwd18011, CSCwd18012, CSCwd18013

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171838

File Name: cisco-sa-nxos-cli-cmdinject-euQVK9u.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2/23/2023

Updated: 3/31/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20050


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:nx-os

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Version, Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Model, Host/Cisco/NX-OS/Device

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20050