Cisco IOS Software Command Security Bypass (cisco-sa-20120328-pai)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58570


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


According to its self-reported version and configuration, the Cisco IOS software running on the remote device is affected by a security bypass vulnerability in the Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) feature. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via an HTTP or HTTPS session, to bypass access restrictions and execute any IOS command that is configured for the authorization level. This vulnerability requires that the HTTP or HTTPS server is enabled on the Cisco IOS device.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20120328-pai. Alternatively, the HTTP server may be disabled as a workaround.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58570

File Name: cisco-sa-20120328-pai.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2012/04/02

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 47864

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0384

BID: 52755


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20120328-pai