Cisco Packet Tracer for Windows DLL Injection (cisco-sa-packettracer-dll-inj-Qv8Mk5Jx)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152529


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Packet Tracer for Windows is affected by a DLL Injection vulnerability.
An authenticated, local attacker could exploit this, by inserting a configuration file in a specific path on the system, to cause a malicious DLL file to be loaded. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.

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

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


Upgrade to Cisco Packet Tracer version 8.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152529

File Name: cisco-sa-packettracer-dll-inj-Qv8Mk5Jx.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/12/2021

Updated: 8/17/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1593


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:packet_tracer

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Cisco Packet Tracer

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1593

CWE: 427

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-packettracer-dll-inj-Qv8Mk5Jx

IAVA: 2021-A-0364