Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN Downgrade

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59819


The remote host has software installed that is affected by a software downgrade vulnerability.


The remote host has a version of Cisco AnyConnect < 2.5 MR6 / 3.0 MR8.
Such versions are potentially affected by a software downgrade vulnerability. The WebLaunch VPN downloader implementation does not compare timestamps of offered software to install with currently installed software, which may allow remote attackers to downgrade the software via ActiveX or Java components.


Upgrade to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 2.5 MR6 / 3.0 MR8 or greater.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59819

File Name: cisco_anyconnect_vpn_downgrade.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/07/02

Modified: 2016/09/06

Dependencies: 54953

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:anyconnect_secure_mobility_client

Required KB Items: SMB/cisco_anyconnect/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2494

BID: 54108

OSVDB: 83159


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20120620-ac