Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Command Injection (cisco-sa-webui-cmdinj-Gje47EMn)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166015


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


A vulnerability in the web UI feature of Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to perform an injection attack against an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted input to the web UI API. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with root privileges. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have valid Administrator privileges on the affected device.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCvz74822

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166015

File Name: cisco-sa-webui-cmdinj-Gje47EMn-iosxe.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 10/11/2022

Updated: 11/29/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-20851


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios_xe

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS-XE/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-20851

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-webui-cmdinj-Gje47EMn

IAVA: 2022-A-0390