#VU31944 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2020-07-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU31944

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12880

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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 local attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper security restrictions. An attacker with physical access to the device can manipulate kernel boot parameter to gain the root access of VA Appliances.

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?

No. The attacker should have physical access to the system in order to successfully exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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