#VU49533 Insecure DLL loading in Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Published: 2021-01-13 | Updated: 2021-01-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU49533

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1237


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software



The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of resources that are loaded by the application at run time in the Network Access Manager and Web Security Agent components. A local user can place a specially crafted .dll file and execute arbitrary code on victim's system.

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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.

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