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

High Nessus Plugin ID 132752


The remote web application is affected by a path traversal leading to a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Citrix ADC or Citrix NetScaler Gateway SSL VPN running on the remote web server is affected by a path traversal vulnerability that can lead to remote code execution. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to perform a path traversal that can lead to acheiving remote code execution.


No known fix is available. Refer to vendor documentation for configuration mitigation.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132752

File Name: citrix_ssl_vpn_CVE-2019-19781.nbin

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2020/01/09

Updated: 2020/07/10

Dependencies: 29222, 10582

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19781

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:citrix:netscaler_access_gateway_firmware

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/12/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/12/17

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Citrix ADC (NetScaler) Directory Traversal RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19781

IAVA: 2020-A-0001-S