Cisco NX-OS Nexus 7000 Management Interface access control

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco NX-OS (Router Operating System) (the affected version unknown). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part of the component Nexus 7000 Management Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

The management interface in Cisco NX-OS on Nexus 7000 devices allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive configuration-file information by leveraging the network-operator role, aka Bug ID CSCti09089.

The weakness was released 10/04/2013 as Cisco Nexus 7000 Information Disclosure Vulnerability as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at The public release was coordinated with Cisco. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-4090 since 07/31/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (87670). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 10605, 10604, 10603 and 10602.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.9

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Advisory: Cisco Nexus 7000 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-4090 (🔍)
X-Force: 87670
SecurityTracker: 1029158
Vulnerability Center: 42157 - Cisco NX-OS on Nexus 7000 Remote Authenticated Leakage of Sensitive Configuration Information, Medium
SecurityFocus: 62841
Secunia: 55206 - Cisco NX-OS Configuration File Password Hashes Disclosure Security Issue, Less Critical
OSVDB: 98123

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Created: 10/08/2013 01:23 PM
Updated: 05/26/2021 09:44 AM
Changes: 10/08/2013 01:23 PM (67), 05/14/2017 10:10 AM (2), 05/26/2021 09:40 AM (3), 05/26/2021 09:44 AM (2)
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