Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.2.x < 4.2.5015.0 / 4.3.x < 4.3.2039.0 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 93382


A VPN application installed on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installed on the remote Windows host is 4.2.x prior to 4.2.5015.0 or 4.3.x prior to 4.3.2039.0. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to incomplete validation of path names and file names at installation time. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted INF file, to install and execute files on the underlying host with SYSTEM level privileges.


Upgrade to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client version 4.2.5015.0 / 4.3.2039.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93382

File Name: cisco_anyconnect_CSCuz92464.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/09/08

Modified: 2017/02/21

Dependencies: 54953

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:anyconnect_secure_mobility_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6369

BID: 92625

OSVDB: 143432

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20160824-anyconnect