Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software CLI access control

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A vulnerability was found in Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (affected version not known) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component CLI. 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, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A vulnerability the Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) restricted CLI could allow an authenticated, local attacker with valid administrator-level credentials to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system as root. The vulnerability is due to insufficient restrictions during the execution of an affected CLI command. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by leveraging the insufficient restrictions during the execution of an affected command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system as root.

The weakness was shared 08/08/2019 as cisco-sa-20190807-nfv-privesca as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2019-1972 since 12/06/2018. Local access is required to approach this attack. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 139695, 139693, 139691 and 139690 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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12/06/2018 🔍
08/08/2019 +245 days 🔍
08/08/2019 +0 days 🔍
11/21/2023 +1566 days 🔍



Advisory: cisco-sa-20190807-nfv-privesca
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-1972 (🔍)
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Created: 08/08/2019 07:01 PM
Updated: 11/21/2023 03:19 PM
Changes: 08/08/2019 07:01 PM (40), 07/22/2020 09:41 PM (17), 11/21/2023 03:19 PM (13)
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