Cisco Unified Computing System contains a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute commands on the underlying operating system with elevated privileges. Updates are available.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be able to authenticate and have local access to a targeted device. These access requirements decrease the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Cisco indicates through the CVSS score that functional exploit code exists; however, the code is not known to be publicly available.
Cisco has released a security notice at the following link: CVE-2012-1313
Customers are advised to consult Cisco bug ID CSCub13772 for a complete list of affected product versions.
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