Cisco Unity Connection Privilege Escalation (cisco-sa-cucm-priv-esc-D8Bky5eg)

high Nessus Plugin ID 180549


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


The version of Cisco Unity Connection installed on the remote host is 12.5(1) prior to 12.5(1)SU8a or 14 prior to 14SU3 and missing a security patch. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to the lack of restrictions on files that are used for upgrades. An attacker with administrator privileges can create a specially crafted update file to elevate their privileges to root.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCwh30442

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 180549

File Name: cisco-sa-cucm-priv-esc-D8Bky5eg_uc.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 9/6/2023

Updated: 11/24/2023

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-2023-20266


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:/a:cisco:unity_connection

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco VOSS Unity

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/30/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20266

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-cucm-priv-esc-D8Bky5eg

IAVA: 2023-A-0455