#VU31939 OS Command Injection


Published: 2020-09-01 | Updated: 2022-03-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU31939

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8218

CWE-ID: CWE-78

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Pulse Connect Secure
Server applications / Remote access servers, VPN
Pulse Policy Secure
Server applications / Remote access servers, VPN

Vendor: Pulse Secure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the admin panel. A remote authenticated user can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Pulse Connect Secure: 9.1R1 - 9.1R7

Pulse Policy Secure: 9.1R1 - 9.1R7


CPE

External links
http://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Security_Advisories/SA44516/p?pubstatus=o


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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