CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Sep 27, 2023
Updated: Jan 25, 2024


CVE-2023-20231 is a vulnerability in the web UI of Cisco IOS XE Software, which could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to perform an injection attack against an affected device. The vulnerability occurs due to insufficient input validation, allowing the attacker to send crafted input to the web UI. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to obtain the credentials for a Lobby Ambassador account, which is not configured by default. If successfully exploited, the attacker could execute arbitrary Cisco IOS XE Software CLI commands with level 15 privileges. The vulnerability affects multiple products and has a base severity rating of HIGH with a CVSS score of 8.8. To remediate this issue, organizations should apply the necessary updates or patches provided by Cisco.

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