Cisco Identity Services Engine Path Traversal Vulnerability (cisco-sa-ise-traversal-ZTUgMYhu) (CSCwe17953)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176102


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


According to its self-reported version, Cisco Identity Services Engine Path Traversal Vulnerabilities is affected by a path traversal vulnerability.

A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco ISE could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the underlying operating system of an affected device. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have valid Administrator level privileges on the affected device. This vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to the web application. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to read arbitrary files of specific types from the underlying operating system.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCwe17953

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 176102

File Name: cisco-sa-ise-traversal-ZTUgMYhu_CSCwe17953.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 5/19/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20167


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:cisco:identity_services_engine, cpe:/a:cisco:identity_services_engine, cpe:/a:cisco:identity_services_engine_software

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ISE/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20167

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-ise-traversal-ZTUgMYhu

IAVA: 2023-A-0261-S