Pulse Secure Desktop Client up to 9.1R8 on Linux access control

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A vulnerability was found in Pulse Secure Desktop Client up to 9.1R8 on Linux. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A vulnerability in the Pulse Secure Desktop Client (Linux) < 9.1R9 could allow local attackers to escalate privilege.

The weakness was shared 10/28/2020 as SA44601. The advisory is available at kb.pulsesecure.net. This vulnerability was named CVE-2020-8248 since 01/28/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading to version 9.1R9 eliminates this vulnerability.

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
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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: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-8248 (🔒)

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Created: 10/28/2020 07:26 PM
Updated: 11/29/2020 10:59 PM
Changes: (18) vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_meta_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_basescore
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