Pulse Secure Desktop Client up to 9.1R8 Embedded Browser unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability was found in Pulse Secure Desktop Client up to 9.1R8 and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component Embedded Browser. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A vulnerability in the Pulse Secure Desktop Client < 9.1R9 allows a restricted user on an endpoint machine can use system-level privileges if the Embedded Browser is configured with Credential Provider. This vulnerability only affects Windows PDC if the Embedded Browser is configured with the Credential Provider.

The weakness was disclosed 10/28/2020 as SA44601. The advisory is shared for download at kb.pulsesecure.net. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-8240 since 01/28/2020. The attack can only be initiated within the local network. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading to version 9.1R9 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

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Class: Unknown
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ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Desktop Client 9.1R9

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01/28/2020 CVE assigned
10/28/2020 +274 days Advisory disclosed
10/28/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/29/2020 +32 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: SA44601
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2020-8240 (🔒)

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Created: 10/28/2020 07:22 PM
Updated: 11/29/2020 10:41 PM
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