Cisco Identity Services Engine Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities (cisco-sa-ise-os-injection-pxhKsDM)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 170964


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Identity Services Engine is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities that allow an authenticated, local attacker with Administrator privileges to inject commands due to insufficient input validation.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug IDs CSCwd07340, CSCwd07341, CSCwd07344

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 170964

File Name: cisco-sa-ise-os-injection-pxhKsDM.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 2/2/2023

Updated: 2/3/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20021


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/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:2.3:a:cisco:identity_services_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:cisco:identity_services_engine_software:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:h:cisco:identity_services_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ISE/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20021, CVE-2023-20022, CVE-2023-20023

CISCO-BUG-ID: CSCwd07340, CSCwd07341, CSCwd07344

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-ise-os-injection-pxhKsDM

IAVA: 2023-A-0065