#VU62669 Missing Required Cryptographic Step

Published: 2022-04-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62669

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20742


Exploitation vector: Local network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances
Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
Hardware solutions / Security hardware applicances



The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to read or modify data within an IPsec IKEv2 VPN tunnel.

The vulnerability exists due to improper implementation of Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) ciphers in an IPsec VPN library. A remote attacker can perform MitM attack by intercepting a sufficient number of encrypted messages across an affected IPsec IKEv2 VPN tunnel and then using cryptanalytic techniques to break the encryption.

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Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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