Cisco VPN Client on Windows Dial-up Networking Dialog Local Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25906


The remote Windows host has a program that is prone to a local privilege escalation attack.


The version of the Cisco VPN client installed on the remote host reportedly allows an unprivileged local user to elevate his privileges to the LocalSystem account by enabling the 'Start Before Login' feature and configuring a VPN profile to use Microsoft's Dial-Up Networking interface.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25906

File Name: cisco_vpn_client_4_8_02_0010.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/08/20

Modified: 2016/05/04

Dependencies: 25549

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:vpn_client

Required KB Items: SMB/CiscoVPNClient/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4414

BID: 25332

OSVDB: 46723

IAVA: 2009-A-0106