Cisco FXOS/Firepower Threat Defense Argument input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Cisco FXOS and Firepower Threat Defense (Firewall Software) (the affected version is unknown). Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation as part of a Argument leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple vulnerabilities in the CLI of Cisco FXOS Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute commands on the underlying operating system (OS) with root privileges. These vulnerabilities are due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by including crafted arguments to specific CLI commands. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute commands on the underlying OS with root privileges.

The weakness was published 10/02/2019 as cisco-sa-20191002-fxos-cmd-inj as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2019-12699 since 06/04/2019. The attack needs to be approached locally. A authentication is needed for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entry is available at VDB-213298.






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Class: Input validation

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06/04/2019 🔍
10/02/2019 +120 days 🔍
10/03/2019 +1 days 🔍
12/29/2023 +1548 days 🔍



Advisory: cisco-sa-20191002-fxos-cmd-inj
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-12699 (🔍)
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Created: 10/03/2019 10:27 AM
Updated: 12/29/2023 06:52 PM
Changes: 10/03/2019 10:27 AM (39), 09/20/2020 09:12 AM (18), 12/29/2023 06:52 PM (14)
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