Cisco IOS XE Software Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

By GIXnews

A vulnerability in Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to escalate their privileges to a user with root-level privileges.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied content. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to load malicious software onto an affected device.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-priv-esc2-A6jVRu7C

Security Impact Rating: Medium

CVE: CVE-2020-3214

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories