Cisco ASA AnyConnect Client Authentication Attempt Handling Information Disclosure (cisco-sa-20160115-asa)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91962
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The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


According to its version and configuration, the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software running on the remote device is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to a failure to protect sensitive data during a Cisco AnyConnect client authentication attempt. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by attempting to authenticate to the Cisco ASA with AnyConnect, to disclose sensitive data, including the ASA software version

Note that the SSL VPN feature must be enabled for the device to be affected by this vulnerability.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCuo65775.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91962

File Name: cisco-sa-20160115-asa.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 7/6/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1295


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:cisco:adaptive_security_appliance_software:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/ASA

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/15/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1295


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20160115-asa