A vulnerability in the shell access request mechanism of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to bypass authentication and gain unrestricted access to the root shell of an affected device. The vulnerability exists because the affected software has insufficient authentication mechanisms for certain commands. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by requesting access to the root shell of an affected device, after the shell access feature has been enabled. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to bypass authentication and gain unrestricted access to the root shell of the affected device.
Published 2018-10-05 14:29:06
Updated 2019-10-09 23:35:28
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-15371

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-15371

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2018-15371

  • The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-15371

Products affected by CVE-2018-15371

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