Citrix ADC and Citrix NetScaler Gateway Arbitrary Code Execution (CTX267027)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132397
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The remote device is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The remote Citrix ADC or Citrix NetScaler Gateway device is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this vulnerability to perform arbitrary code execution on an affected host.

Please refer to advisory CTX267027 for more information.


For versions 10.5.x, 11.1.x, 12.0.x, 12.1.x and 13.0.x, upgrade to,,, and respectively.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132397

File Name: citrix_netscaler_CTX267027.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: combined

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/24/2019

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: citrix_netscaler_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19781


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:citrix:netscaler_access_gateway_firmware

Required KB Items: Host/NetScaler/Detected

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2019

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Citrix ADC (NetScaler) Directory Traversal RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19781

IAVA: 2020-A-0001-S