Privilege escalation in Cisco SD-WAN vManage Software

Published: 2022-04-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-20739
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco SD-WAN vManage
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU62344

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20739

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to a file leveraged by a root user is executed when a low-privileged user runs specific commands. A local user can inject arbitrary commands to a specific file, then wait until an admin user executes specific commands and gain elevated privileges on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco SD-WAN vManage: 18.3 - 20.7

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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