Cisco SD-WAN Software Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-vepescm-BjgQm4vJ)

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


According to its self-reported version, Cisco SD-WAN is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this, by sending a crafted request to a utility that is running on an affected system, to gain root privileges.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvu71921.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142659

File Name: cisco-sa-vepescm-BjgQm4vJ.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2020/11/10

Updated: 2020/11/24

Dependencies: 141084

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3593

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:sd-wan_firmware

Required KB Items: Cisco/Viptela/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3593


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-vepescm-BjgQm4vJ

IAVA: 2020-A-0509

CWE: 269