Cisco VPN Client Unsupported

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64437


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.


Upgrade to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64437

File Name: cisco_vpn_client_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/02/03

Modified: 2015/09/24

Dependencies: 25549

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:vpn_client

Required KB Items: SMB/CiscoVPNClient/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5429

BID: 57483

OSVDB: 89478