ManageEngine Desktop Central < 10.1.2137.9 Authentication Bypass (uncredentialed check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 159203


The remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The ManageEngine Desktop Central application running on the remote is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to read sensitive information or upload an arbitrary ZIP archive to the server.


See vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 159203

File Name: manageengine_desktop_central_cve-2021-44757.nbin

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/24/2022

Updated: 8/2/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44757


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44757

IAVA: 2022-A-0040