Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows Arbitrary File Read (cisco-sa-anyconnect-file-read-LsvDD6Uh)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 142589

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is affected by a arbitrary file read vulnerability. The vulnerability is due to an exposed IPC function. An unauthenticated, local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted IPC message to the AnyConnect process on an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files on the underlying operating system of the affected device.

Please see the included Cisco BIDs and Cisco Security Advisory for more information.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvv66094

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142589

File Name: cisco-sa-anyconnect-file-read-LsvDD6Uh.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: CISCO

Published: 2020/11/06

Updated: 2020/11/13

Dependencies: 54953

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-27123

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:anyconnect_secure_mobility_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27123


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-anyconnect-file-read-LsvDD6Uh

IAVA: 2020-A-0505

CWE: 749