Use of hard-coded credentials in Quest Foglight Evolve

Published: 2020-03-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8868
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Foglight Evolve
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Quest Software Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use of hard-coded credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU26155

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8868

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain full access to vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists within the "CommandLineService" functionality due to presence of hard-coded credentials in application code in the "__service__ user" account. A remote unauthenticated attacker can access the affected system using the hard-coded credentials for this account and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Vendor recommends to update to the following Hotfix: FMS 5.9.5 Hotfix HFIX-314.

Vulnerable software versions

Foglight Evolve: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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