ManageEngine Desktop Central < 10.1.2127.18 / 10.1.2128.0 < 10.1.2137.3 Authentication Bypass (CVE-2021-44515)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 155865


The remote web server contains a Java-based web application that is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The ManageEngine Desktop Central application running on the remote host is prior to 10.1.2127.18, or 10.1.2128.0 prior to 10.1.2137.3. It is, therefore, affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability which can allow an adversary to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary code in the Desktop Central 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 10.1.2127.18 / 10.1.2137.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 155865

File Name: manageengine_desktop_central_10_1_2137_3.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/6/2021

Updated: 3/22/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44515


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:zohocorp:manageengine_desktop_central

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ManageEngine Desktop Central

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/3/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 12/24/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44515

IAVA: 2021-A-0570