A vulnerability in Cisco NX-OS Software running on Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 Platform Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in to the device with the privileges of the root user with bash shell access.
 
The vulnerability is due to a user account that has a default and static password.

This account is created at installation and cannot be changed or deleted without impacting the functionality of the system.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the affected system using this default account.

The account can be used to authenticate remotely to the device via Telnet (or SSH on a specific release) and locally on the serial console.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that address this vulnerability are available.

This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160302-n3k
A vulnerability in Cisco NX-OS Software running on Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 Platform Switches could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in to the device with the privileges of the root user with bash shell access.
 
The vulnerability is due to a user account that has a default and static password.

This account is created at installation and cannot be changed or deleted without impacting the functionality of the system.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the affected system using this default account.

The account can be used to authenticate remotely to the device via Telnet (or SSH on a specific release) and locally on the serial console.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability. Workarounds that address this vulnerability are available.

This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160302-n3k

Security Impact Rating: Critical

CVE: CVE-2016-1329