ManageEngine Desktop Central < 10.1.2137.9 Authentication Bypass (CVE-2021-44757)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156790


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 affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability which allows an adversary to bypass authentication and read unauthorized data or write an arbitrary zip file on 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.


See vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156790

File Name: manageengine_desktop_central_10_1_2137_9.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/18/2022

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44757


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: CVSS:3.0/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: 1/17/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44757

IAVA: 2022-A-0040