Cisco VPN Client Dialer Local Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25550


The remote windows host contains an application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The installed Cisco VPN Client version is prone to a privilege escalation attack. By using the 'Start before logon' feature in the VPN client dialer, a local attacker may gain privileges and execute arbitrary commands with SYSTEM privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25550

File Name: cisco_vpn_client_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/06/20

Modified: 2013/03/26

Dependencies: 25549

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:vpn_client

Required KB Items: SMB/CiscoVPNClient/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2679

BID: 18094

OSVDB: 25888