Alcatel EE EE40VB 4G up to EE40_00_02. OSPREY3_MINI Modem ServiceManager.exe access control

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A vulnerability was found in Alcatel EE EE40VB 4G up to EE40_00_02.. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the file ServiceManager.exe of the component OSPREY3_MINI Modem. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The installer for the Alcatel OSPREY3_MINI Modem component on EE EE40VB 4G mobile broadband modems with firmware before EE40_00_02.00_45 sets weak permissions (Everyone:Full Control) for the "Web Connecton\EE40" and "Web Connecton\EE40\BackgroundService" directories, which allows local users to gain privileges, as demonstrated by inserting a Trojan horse ServiceManager.exe file into the "Web Connecton\EE40\BackgroundService" directory.

The bug was discovered 09/25/2018. The weakness was presented 09/26/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-14327 since 07/16/2018. The attack needs to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version EE40_00_02.00_45 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (45501).





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Upgrade: EE EE40VB 4G EE40_00_02.00_45


07/16/2018 🔍
09/17/2018 +63 days 🔍
09/25/2018 +8 days 🔍
09/26/2018 +0 days 🔍
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09/27/2018 +1 days 🔍
05/19/2023 +1695 days 🔍


Advisory: 149492
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-14327 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 105385 - EE 4GEE WiFi Mini CVE-2018-14327 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 09/27/2018 08:46 AM
Updated: 05/19/2023 08:23 AM
Changes: 09/27/2018 08:46 AM (63), 03/27/2020 03:02 PM (6), 05/19/2023 08:23 AM (4)
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