RSA Authentication Client 3.5 < 3.5.6 Local Authentication Bypass

High Nessus Plugin ID 62438


The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


RSA Authentication Client, an authentication client from RSA Security, is installed on the remote Windows host. The installed version of RSA Authentication Client 3.5 is earlier than 3.5.6 and is, therefore, potentially affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. Under certain circumstances, a user who only has access to a desktop or server could be able to connect with only Windows credentials.


Upgrade to RSA Authentication Client 3.5.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62438

File Name: rsa_client_authentication_356.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/10/05

Modified: 2013/03/23

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:emc:rsa_authentication_client

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2287

BID: 55662

OSVDB: 85727

IAVB: 2012-B-0098