Privilege escalation in Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem

Published: 2020-08-21
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3443
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Security restriction bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU45895

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3443

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient authorization of the System Operator role capabilities. A remote user can exploit this vulnerability by logging in with the System Operator role, performing a series of actions, and then assuming a new higher privileged role.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem: 7 201910 - 7 2019107

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.