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Cisco ASA SSL VPN Privilege Escalation Vulnerability



This module exploits a privilege escalation vulnerability for Cisco ASA SSL VPN (aka: WebVPN). It allows level 0 users to escalate to level 15.


  • jclaudius <jclaudius@trustwave.com>
  • lguay <laura.r.guay@gmail.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/http/cisco_ssl_vpn_priv_esc
msf auxiliary(cisco_ssl_vpn_priv_esc) > show actions
msf auxiliary(cisco_ssl_vpn_priv_esc) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(cisco_ssl_vpn_priv_esc) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(cisco_ssl_vpn_priv_esc) > run 

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