Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1.x < 4.3.4019.0 / 4.4.x < 18.104.22.168 Privilege Escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 95951
SynopsisA VPN application installed on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installed on the remote Windows host is 3.x or 4.x prior to 4.3.4019.0 or 4.4.x prior to 22.214.171.124. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to incorrect permissions of a system directory at installation time. A local attacker can exploit this, by creating a specially crafted interprocess communication (IPC) to the virtual private network (VPN) agent process, to execute commands on the host with elevated system level privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client version 4.3.4019.0 / 126.96.36.199 or later.