CVSS 3.1 Score 6.0 of 10 (medium)


Published Jul 1, 2024
Updated: Jul 2, 2024


CVE-2024-20399 is a vulnerability in Cisco NX-OS Software that allows an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root on the affected device's operating system. The vulnerability is a result of insufficient validation of arguments passed to specific configuration CLI commands. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must have Administrator credentials. The affected products include various versions of Cisco NX-OS Software. The potential danger is high, as successful exploitation could enable the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges. To remediate this vulnerability, Cisco recommends installing the necessary updates or patches provided by the company.

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