#VU62670 Incorrect Privilege Assignment

Published: 2022-04-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62670

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20759


Exploitation vector: 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 user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper separation of authentication and authorization scopes in the web services interface for remote access VPN feature. A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted HTTP requests to gain privilege level 15 access to the web management interface of the device

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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.

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