Vulnerability Note VU#174248

Cisco Content Services Switch (CSS) permits non-privileged user to enter debug mode

Original Release date: 28 Apr 2001 | Last revised: 28 Apr 2001


A vulnerability in Cisco Content Services Switches (Arrowpoint) allows a valid user to gain administrative access.


Cisco CSS switches run Cisco WebNS software. A user with a valid account on a CSS device can gain unauthorized administrative access to the device. See the Cisco advisory available at for more information.


Local users can gain administrative access to the switch.


Update to version 4.01B19s of Cisco WebNS software.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
CiscoAffected-27 Apr 2001
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Our thanks to Cisco for the information provided in their advisory.

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 04 Apr 2001
  • Date First Published: 28 Apr 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 28 Apr 2001
  • Severity Metric: 13.50
  • Document Revision: 7


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