Ivanti Connect Secure 9.x / 22.x Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 187908


A VPN solution installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Ivanti Connect Secure installed on the remote host is 9.x or 22.x. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An authentication bypass vulnerability in the web component of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure allows a remote attacker to access restricted resources by bypassing control checks. (CVE-2023-46805)

- A command injection vulnerability in web components of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure allows an authenticated administrator to send specially crafted requests and execute arbitrary commands on the appliance. This vulnerability can be exploited over the internet. (CVE-2024-21887)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability in web component of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure (9.x, 22.x) allows a user to elevate privileges to that of an administrator. (CVE-2024-21888)

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


See vendor advisory.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 187908

File Name: ivanti_connect_secure_CVE-2024-21887.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/10/2024

Updated: 3/12/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21888


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21887

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pulsesecure:pulse_connect_secure

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Pulse Connect Secure

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2024

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 1/31/2024, 2/2/2024

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ivanti Connect Secure Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46805, CVE-2024-21887, CVE-2024-21888, CVE-2024-21893, CVE-2024-22024

IAVA: 2024-A-0080