ZDI-12-149 : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Verification Bypass Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-08-27T00:00:00



ZDI-12-149 : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Verification Bypass Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-149 August 22, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-2494

  • -- CVSS: 9, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C

  • -- Affected Vendors: Cisco

  • -- Affected Products: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists because the VPN AnyConnect helper program does not check the version number of the vpndownloader.exe program it downloads. As such it is possible to forcefully install an older version of the vpndownloader.exe that is vulnerable to previously patched issues.

  • -- Vendor Response: Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco- sa-20120620-ac

  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-11-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-08-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • gwslabs.com

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