ManageEngine Desktop Central < 10.0.647 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 148038
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The remote web server contains a Java-based web application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The ManageEngine Desktop Central application running on the remote host is prior to version 10 build 10.0.647. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including the following:

- Zoho ManageEngine Desktop Central before build 10.0.647 allows a single authentication secret from multiple agents to communicate with the server. (CVE-2020-28050)

- A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Inventory section due to improper validation of user-supplied input.

- Improper authorization handling of agent data posted to the server.

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


Upgrade to ManageEngine Desktop Central version 10 build 10.0.647 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 148038

File Name: manageengine_desktop_central_10_0_647.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/24/2021

Updated: 3/26/2021

Dependencies: manageengine_desktop_central_detect.nbin, manageengine_desktop_central_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28050


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:zohocorp:manageengine_desktop_central

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ManageEngine Desktop Central

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/5/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28050

IAVA: 2021-A-0145