This week, Cisco announced that there are two vulnerabilities affecting their AnyConnect product. The vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild and are tracked as CVE-2020-3433 and CVE-2020-3153. The flaws affect the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows releases earlier than version 4.9.00086.  

According to Cisco, AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is software used by remote workers. It provides them with access to their enterprise networks from any device in any location. The vulnerabilities affecting AnyConnect were patched by Cisco in August 2020, but attackers are still exploiting the flaws due to unpatched software.  

CVE-2022-3433 and CVE-2020-3153 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code and copy files to system directories with elevated privileges. After exploitation, attackers can then execute arbitrary code on targeted Windows devices with SYTEM privileges. However, attackers need valid credentials on a system for the flaws to be exploited. A proof-of-concept is available for both CVEs.  

There are no further details regarding attacks involving the bugs, but researchers believe that because exploitation requires authentication, the vulnerabilities are likely being used as a part of a multi-stage attack by a sophisticated threat actor. Cisco stated that they are aware of the vulnerability, and they recommend that their customers upgrade to the fixed software release to remediate the issue. 



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avertium's recommendations    

Avertium recommends that customers upgrade to the fixed software release of AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows as soon as possible. You can find the update for CVE-2020-3433 here. You can find the update for CVE-2020-3153 here 




At this time, there are no known IoCs associated with CVE-2020-3433 and CVE-2020-3153. Avertium’s threat hunters remain vigilant in locating IoCs for our customers. Should any be located, Avertium will disclose them as soon as possible. For more information on how Avertium can help protect your organization, please reach out to your Avertium Service Delivery Manager or Account Executive.     




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Cisco warns admins to patch AnyConnect flaws exploited in attacks (bleepingcomputer.com) 

Cisco AnyConnect Windows client under active attack • The Register 

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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows Uncontrolled Search Path Vulnerability 





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