A vulnerability in the HostScan component of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Linux could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to read sensitive information on an affected system. The vulnerability exists because the affected software performs improper bounds checks. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting HTTP traffic for the affected component to download and process. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to read sensitive information on the affected system.
CWE-125 - Out-of-Bounds Read
Out-of-bounds read is a vulnerability that allows access to memory beyond the authorized accessible location. Such a vulnerability compromises the confidentiality of the trusted environment in the application and enables an attacker to launch further attacks by leveraging the exposed information.