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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   Cisco VPN Client Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco VPN Client Dialup Networking and cvpnd.exe Bugs Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018573
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4414, CVE-2007-4415   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 15 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco VPN Client. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can enable the Start Before Logon (SBL) feature and configure a VPN profile to use the Microsoft Dial-Up Networking interface. Then, the user can exploit a VPN profile configured to use Microsoft dial-up networking to launch a dial-up networking dialog box and gain LocalSystem privileges.

Cisco has assigned Cisco Bug ID CSCse89550 to this vulnerability.

Cisco discovered this vulnerability.

A local user can replace the Cisco VPN Service executable (cvpnd.exe) with an arbitrary executable. The executable will run as a service with LocalSystem privileges.

Cisco has assigned Cisco Bug ID CSCsj00785 to this vulnerability.

Dominic Beecher of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. discovered this vulnerability.

The Cisco VPN Clients for Solaris, Linux, and Macintosh are not affected. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain LocalSystem privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (

The Cisco advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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