Cisco NX-OS configuration files information disclosure

cisco-nxos-cve20124090-info-disc (87670) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Cisco NX-OS could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the improper sanitization of configuration files. By accessing the Cisco NX-OS management interface as a network-operator, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view restricted information within configuration files.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to Cisco Security Notice for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Cisco Security Notice: Cisco Nexus 7000 Information Disclosure Vulnerability .
  • BID-62841: Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches NX-OS CVE-2012-4090 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-4090: The management interface in Cisco NX-OS on Nexus 7000 devices allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive configuration-file information by leveraging the network-operator role, aka Bug ID CSCti09089.
  • OSVDB ID: 98123: Cisco Nexus 7000 NX-OS Management Interface Configuration File Information Disclosure
  • SA55206: Cisco NX-OS Configuration File Password Hashes Disclosure Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco NX-OS

Reported:

Oct 04, 2013

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