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Vulnerability of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client: privilege escalation via Identity Services Engine

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use Identity Services Engine of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable systems: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, AnyConnect VPN Client.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 01/06/2015.
Références of this weakness: 39018, CSCut05797, CVE-2015-0755, VIGILANCE-VUL-17024.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client product uses Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).

However, a local attacker can bypass access restrictions of ISE to execute privileged commands.

An attacker can therefore use Identity Services Engine of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This cybersecurity weakness impacts software or systems such as Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, AnyConnect VPN Client.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client: solution CSCut05797.
The solution CSCut05797 is available:
  https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCut05797
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