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CVE-2019-1836 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the system shell for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode could allow an authenticated, local attacker to use symbolic links to overwrite system files. These system files may be sensitive and should not be overwritable by non-root users. The attacker would need valid device credentials. The vulnerability is due to incorrect symbolic link verification of directory paths when they are used in the system shell. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the device and providing crafted user input to specific symbolic link CLI commands. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to overwrite system files that should be restricted. This vulnerability has been fixed in software version 14.1(1i).


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Cisco Systems, Inc.
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/108150 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190501-fabric-traversal Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-1836
NVD Published Date:
05/03/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/13/2020
Source:
Cisco Systems, Inc.