Cisco Security Manager Java Object Deserialization RCE (CSCux34671)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99935


A web application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Cisco Security Manager running on the remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to unsafe deserialize calls of unauthenticated Java objects to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a crafted RMI request, to execute arbitrary code on the target host


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in Cisco bug ID CSCux34671.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99935

File Name: cisco_security_java_deser.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/2/2017

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-6420


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:security_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco Security Manager

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6420

BID: 78872

CERT: 576313