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CVE-2023-20040 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the NETCONF service of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) on an affected system that is running as the root user. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must be a member of the admin group. This vulnerability exists because user-supplied input is not properly validated when NETCONF is used to upload packages to an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by uploading a specially crafted package file. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to write crafted files to arbitrary locations on the filesystem or delete arbitrary files from the filesystem of an affected device, resulting in a DoS condition. Note: By default, during install, Cisco NSO will be set up to run as the root user unless the --run-as-user option is used.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  Cisco Systems, Inc.
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://sec.cloudapps.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-nso-path-trvsl-zjBeMkZg Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-23 Relative Path Traversal Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-20040
NVD Published Date:
01/20/2023
NVD Last Modified:
01/25/2024
Source:
Cisco Systems, Inc.