Cisco B420 M3 Privileges input validation

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Cisco B420 M3 (unknown version). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Privileges. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Cisco Unified Computing System on B-Series blade servers allows local users to gain shell privileges via a crafted (1) ping6 or (2) traceroute6 command, aka Bug ID CSCuq38176.

The weakness was disclosed 11/07/2014 with Cisco (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-7989 since 10/08/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The requirement for exploitation is a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/03/2022).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98530) and SecurityFocus (BID 70969†). The entries VDB-163302, VDB-168381, VDB-168395 and VDB-184976 are pretty similar.





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Class: Input validation

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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10/08/2014 🔍
11/06/2014 +29 days 🔍
11/07/2014 +1 days 🔍
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03/27/2015 +140 days 🔍
04/03/2022 +2564 days 🔍



Organization: Cisco
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2014-7989 (🔍)
X-Force: 98530
SecurityFocus: 70969 - Cisco Unified Computing System CVE-2014-7989 Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1031178

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/03/2022 03:12 PM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (45), 04/04/2018 12:25 PM (6), 04/03/2022 03:12 PM (3)
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