Cisco IOx Application Framework Arbitrary File Creation Vulnerability

By GIXnews

A vulnerability in the Cisco Application Framework component of the Cisco IOx application environment could allow an
authenticated, remote attacker to write or modify arbitrary files in the
virtual instance that is running on the affected device.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation of
user-supplied application packages. An attacker who can upload a
malicious package within Cisco IOx could exploit the vulnerability to
modify arbitrary files. The impacts of a successful exploit are limited
to the scope of the virtual instance and do not affect the device that
is hosting Cisco IOx.

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-caf-3dXM8exv

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2020-3238

Source:: Cisco Security Advisories