High Threat Security Alert (A23-10-17): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS XE Software
17 October 2023
Last update on:
26 October 2023
Cisco released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS XE Software. For information about the vulnerabilities and the attacking vectors, please refer to the corresponding security advisory at the vendor's website.
The mass scanning and widespread exploitation of the privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2023-20198) together with the arbitrary command injection vulnerability (CVE-2023-20273) in Cisco IOS XE Software has been continuously and globally observed. Cisco has released security updates to address the issues. System administrators are advised to take immediate action to patch your affected systems to mitigate the elevated risk of cyber attacks.
Cisco IOS XE Software with web UI feature enabled
For detailed information of the affected products, please refer to the section "Affected Products" of corresponding security advisory at vendor's website.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could lead to arbitrary command injection, privilege escalation of affected system or tampering of affected systems.
Security updates for affected systems are now available. System administrators of affected systems should follow the recommendations provided by the product vendor and take immediate actions to mitigate the risk. For detailed information of the available patches, please refer to the section "Fixed Software" of corresponding security advisory at vendor's website.