A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco NX-OS System Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to read the contents of arbitrary files.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation for a specific CLI command.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by issuing a crafted command on the CLI.

An exploit could allow the attacker unauthorized access to read arbitrary files on the underlying local file system. On products that support multiple virtual device contexts (VDCs), this vulnerability could allow an attacker to read files from any VDC.

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20171129-nxos6

Security Impact Rating: Medium

CVE: CVE-2017-12338

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