Cisco VPN Client Unsupported

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64437
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The VPN client installed on the remote Windows host is no longer supported.


The Cisco VPN client installed on the remote host is no longer supported and is potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability as well as other unacknowledged security issues. As of July 30, 2012, the vendor no longer provides security fixes for the installed product.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64437

File Name: cisco_vpn_client_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/3/2013

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: cisco_vpn_client_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5429


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:vpn_client

Required KB Items: SMB/CiscoVPNClient/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5429

BID: 57483

IAVA: 0001-A-0523