Cisco Identity Services Engine Path Traversal Vulnerability (cisco-sa-ise-traversal-ZTUgMYhu) (CSCwd07350)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 176103


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 CLI of Cisco ISE could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform a path traversal attack to escape the restricted shell and gain root privileges on the underlying operating system. This vulnerability is due to improper validation of parameters that are sent by a certain CLI command within the restricted shell. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by logging in to a device and issuing a certain crafted CLI command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to escape the restricted shell and gain root privileges on the underlying operating system of the affected device. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must be an authenticated shell user.

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


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCwd07350

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 176103

File Name: cisco-sa-ise-traversal-ZTUgMYhu_CSCwd07350.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 5/19/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20166


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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:/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-2023-20166

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

IAVA: 2023-A-0261-S