Use of hard-coded credentials in Cisco vManage

Published: 2022-09-29
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-20844
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco vManage Network Management Software
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Use of hard-coded credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU67739

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20844

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to presence of hard-coded credentials in authentication mechanism of Cisco Software-Defined Application Visibility and Control (SD-AVC). A remote unauthenticated attacker can view managed device names, SD-AVC logs and SD-AVC DNS server IP addresses.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco vManage Network Management Software: - 20.9

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to open a a specially crafted file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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