A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker with administrator credentials to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying Linux operating system with the privilege level of root.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments passed to a specific CLI command on the affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including malicious input as the argument of an affected command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying Linux operating system with elevated privileges. An attacker would need valid administrator credentials to exploit this vulnerability.
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:
This vulnerability affects the following Cisco products if they are running a vulnerable release of Cisco NX-OS Software:
- Nexus 5500 Platform Switches
- Nexus 5600 Platform Switches
- Nexus 6000 Series Switches
- Nexus 7000 Series Switches
- Nexus 7700 Series Switches
For information about which Cisco NX-OS Software releases are vulnerable, see the Fixed Software section of this advisory.
Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable
Only products listed in the Vulnerable Products section of this advisory are known to be affected by this vulnerability.
Cisco has confirmed that this vulnerability does not affect the following Cisco products:
- Firepower 2100 Series
- Firepower 4100 Series
- Firepower 9300 Security Appliances
- MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
- Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware vSphere
- Nexus 3000 Series Switches
- Nexus 3500 Platform Switches
- Nexus 3600 Platform Switches
- Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode
- Nexus 9000 Series Switches in standalone NX-OS mode
- Nexus 9500 R-Series Switching Platform
- UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
- UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects
- UCS 6400 Series Fabric Interconnects
Cisco has disclosed several similar CLI command injection vulnerabilities. They differ primarily in affected products and software versions. This table shows the affected products for each vulnerability by Cisco bug ID and CVE ID.
Security Advisory FP 4100/
Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1735) N/A CSCvj63728 CSCvk52969
CSCvk52988 CSCvk52972 CSCvk52975 Cisco NX-OS Software Line Card Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1769) N/A N/A N/A CSCvh20032 CSCvj00299 N/A N/A Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1770) N/A CSCvh758671 CSCvi92240
CSCvi92239 CSCvi92243 N/A Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1774, CVE-2019-1775) N/A CSCvh75895
N/A Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1776) N/A CSCvh20081 N/A CSCvh20076
CSCvi96429 CSCvi96432 CSCvi964332 Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1778) N/A N/A N/A CSCvh75996 CSCvj03877 N/A N/A Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1779) CSCvj00418 CSCve51688 N/A CSCvh76126 CSCvj00412 CSCvj00416 N/A Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1780) CSCvi92332 CSCvi01440 N/A CSCvi01431
CSCvi92326 CSCvi92329 N/A Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1781, CVE-2019-1782) CSCvi96527
Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1783) N/A CSCvi422811 N/A N/A N/A CSCvj03966 N/A Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1784) N/A CSCvi422921 N/A N/A N/A CSCvj12273 CSCvj122742 Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1790) N/A CSCvh20112 N/A CSCvh20096 CSCvi96504 CSCvi96509 CSCvi965102 Cisco NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1791) N/A CSCvj63667 N/A CSCvj63270
CSCvk50889 CSCvk50876 N/A Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1795) CSCvh66259 CSCvh20359 CSCvh66257
CSCvh66202 CSCvh66214 CSCvh662432
2. CSCvk52975 applies to UCS 6200, 6300, and 6400. For all other UCS defects, only UCS 6200 and 6300 are affected (and UCS 6400 is not affected).
There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
Cisco has released free software updates that address the vulnerability described in this advisory. Customers may only install and expect support for software versions and feature sets for which they have purchased a license. By installing, downloading, accessing, or otherwise using such software upgrades, customers agree to follow the terms of the Cisco software license: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/end-user-license-agreement.html
Additionally, customers may only download software for which they have a valid license, procured from Cisco directly, or through a Cisco authorized reseller or partner. In most cases this will be a maintenance upgrade to software that was previously purchased. Free security software updates do not entitle customers to a new software license, additional software feature sets, or major revision upgrades.
When considering software upgrades, customers are advised to regularly consult the advisories for Cisco products, which are available from the Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts page, to determine exposure and a complete upgrade solution.
In all cases, customers should ensure that the devices to be upgraded contain sufficient memory and confirm that current hardware and software configurations will continue to be supported properly by the new release. If the information is not clear, customers are advised to contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or their contracted maintenance providers.
Customers Without Service Contracts
Customers who purchase directly from Cisco but do not hold a Cisco service contract and customers who make purchases through third-party vendors but are unsuccessful in obtaining fixed software through their point of sale should obtain upgrades by contacting the Cisco TAC: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/web/tsd-cisco-worldwide-contacts.html
Customers should have the product serial number available and be prepared to provide the URL of this advisory as evidence of entitlement to a free upgrade.
No upgrade action is necessary for customers who have already applied a recommended release to address the March 2019 Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software bundle. See Cisco Event Response: March 2019 Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication for a list of advisories in the bundle.
Customers who have not applied a recommended release to address the March 2019 bundle are advised to upgrade to an appropriate release as indicated in the applicable table in this section. In the following tables, the left column lists Cisco NX-OS Software releases. The right column indicates the first release that includes the fix for this vulnerability.
Nexus 5500, 5600, and 6000 Series Switches: CSCvj03966
Cisco NX-OS Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability
Prior to 7.3
7.3(4)N1(1) 7.3 7.3(4)N1(1)
Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series Switches: CSCvi42281
Cisco NX-OS Software Release First Fixed Release for This Vulnerability
7.2 7.3(3)D1(1) 7.3 7.3(3)D1(1) 8.0 8.3(1) 8.1 8.3(1) 8.2 8.3(1) 8.3 8.3(1)
For help determining the best Cisco NX-OS Software release for a Cisco Nexus Switch, administrators can refer to the following Recommended Releases documents. If a security advisory recommends a later release, Cisco recommends following the advisory guidance.
Cisco MDS Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware Switch
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series and 3500 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches
Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series ACI-Mode Switches
The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.
This vulnerability was found during internal security testing.
To learn about Cisco security vulnerability disclosure policies and publications, see the Security Vulnerability Policy. This document also contains instructions for obtaining fixed software and receiving security vulnerability information from Cisco.
Version Description Section Status Date 1.1 Updated the Fixed Releases for the Nexus 7000/7700. Fixed Software Final 2019-July-18 1.0 Initial public release. — Final 2019-May-15
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