SonicWall Secure Mobile Access Remote Code Execution (SNWLID-2021-0001)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 146091


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the remote SonicWall Secure Mobile Access is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary commands.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 146091

File Name: sonicwall_sma_SNWLID-2021-0001.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2/3/2021

Updated: 4/25/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20016


Risk Factor: Critical

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:sonicwall:sma_100_firmware

Required KB Items: installed_sw/SonicWall Secure Mobile Access

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/3/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/23/2021

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 11/17/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20016

IAVA: 2021-A-0065-S