Multiple vulnerabilities in the Cisco IOx application hosting environment on multiple Cisco platforms could allow an attacker to inject arbitrary commands into the underlying host operating system, execute arbitrary code on the underlying host operating system, install applications without being authenticated, or conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of the affected software. For more information about these vulnerabilities, see the Details section of this advisory.
Published 2022-04-15 15:15:13
Updated 2024-03-04 23:00:12
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Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)Directory traversalExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-20720

0.15%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 51 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-20720

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.0
10.0
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N
1.2
4.2
Cisco Systems, Inc.
7.2
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N
1.2
4.2
Cisco Systems, Inc. 2024-02-07

CWE ids for CVE-2022-20720

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2022-20720

Products affected by CVE-2022-20720

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