Cisco Secure Endpoint for Windows Scanning Evasion (cisco-sa-secure-endpoint-dos-RzOgFKnd)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187060


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


A vulnerability in the endpoint software of Cisco Secure Endpoint for Windows could allow an authenticated, local attacker to evade endpoint protection within a limited time window. This vulnerability is due to a timing issue that occurs between various software components. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to put a malicious file into a specific folder and then persuading the user to execute the file within a limited time window.
A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause the endpoint software to fail to quarantine the malicious file or kill its process. Note: This vulnerability only applies to deployments that have the Windows Folder Redirection feature enabled.

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

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 CSCwh78740

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187060

File Name: cisco-sa-secure-endpoint-dos-RzOgFKnd.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 12/18/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.8

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20084


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:secure_endpoint

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Cisco Secure Endpoint

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20084