Cisco Unity Remote Administration Authentication Bypass (cisco-sa-20081008-unity)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70170


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


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Cisco Unity on the remote host may be affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number. Additionally, the coarse nature of the version information Nessus gathered is not enough to confirm that the application is vulnerable, only that it might be affected.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70170

File Name: cisco-sa-20081008-unity.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/27/2013

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:unity

Required KB Items: SMB/Cisco_Unity/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/8/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3814

BID: 31638

CWE: 287

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20081008-unity