A vulnerability in the Cisco IOx application hosting subsystem of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to elevate privileges to root on an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient restrictions on the hosted application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to and then escaping the Cisco IOx application container. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges.
Published 2023-03-23 17:15:14
Updated 2024-01-25 17:15:28
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-20065

0.04%
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-2023-20065

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-20065

  • The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2023-20065

Products affected by CVE-2023-20065

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