Insecure DLL loading in Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints and Immunet for Windows

Published: 2021-01-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-1280
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Cisco Immunet
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls


Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure DLL loading

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1280

CWE-ID: CWE-427 - Uncontrolled Search Path Element

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of directory search paths at run time. A local user can place a specially crafted .dll file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AMP for Endpoints: before 7.3.3

Cisco Immunet: before 7.3.12

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.