HomePentest-Tools.com Logo

Cisco IOS XE Software Startup Script Local Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2017-6606

CVSSv3 Score
Vulnerability description

A vulnerability in a startup script of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated attacker with physical access to the targeted system to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with the privileges of the root user.

Risk description

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of ROMMON variables values. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by manipulating the content of some ROMMON variables, which will allow an external script containing the command to execute at boot time. A reload of the affected system is needed to exploit the vulnerability. An attacker would need console access to exploit this vulnerability.


See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Not available
Detectable with
Network Scanner
Scan engine
Exploitable with Sniper
CVE Published
Apr 7, 2017
Detection added at
Software Type
Not available
Not available
Not available