A vulnerability in the Web UI and administrative CLI of the Cisco Secure Email Gateway (ESA) and Cisco Secure Email and Web Manager (SMA) could allow an authenticated remote attacker and or authenticated local attacker to escalate their privilege level and gain root access. The attacker has to have a valid user credential with at least a [[privilege of operator - validate actual name]]. The vulnerability is due to the processing of a specially crafted SNMP configuration file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the targeted device and uploading a specially crafted SNMP configuration file that when uploaded could allow for the execution of commands as root. An exploit could allow the attacker to gain root access on the device.
Published 2023-03-01 08:15:12
Updated 2024-01-25 17:15:24
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-20009

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 43 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-20009

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
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
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
1.2
5.2
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-20009

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • The product allows the attacker to upload or transfer files of dangerous types that can be automatically processed within the product's environment.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-20009

Products affected by CVE-2023-20009

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