A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Email Security Appliance, Cisco Secure Email and Web Manager and Cisco Secure Web Appliance could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to elevate privileges on an affected system. The attacker needs valid credentials to exploit this vulnerability. This vulnerability is due to the use of a hardcoded value to encrypt a token used for certain APIs calls . An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the device and sending a crafted HTTP request. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to impersonate another valid user and execute commands with the privileges of that user account.
Published 2022-11-04 18:15:11
Updated 2024-01-25 17:15:18
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-20868

0.27%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 64 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-20868

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
1.2
3.4
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-20868

  • The use of a hard-coded cryptographic key significantly increases the possibility that encrypted data may be recovered.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • The product contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2022-20868

Products affected by CVE-2022-20868

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