Check Point Advisories

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-20759)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2022-0257
Date Published: 27 Jun 2022
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 27 June, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2022-20759
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance v3.1
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance v2.0
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to easily elevate their privilege to that of a domain admin once he compromises a regular user in the domain.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-20759) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Cisco Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-20759)

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