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

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Pulse Secure Desktop Client up to 9.1R8 on Linux. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on 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 released 10/28/2020 as SA44601. The advisory is shared for download at kb.pulsesecure.net. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-8250 since 01/28/2020. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

Upgrading to version 9.1R9 eliminates this vulnerability.

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

Local: Yes
Remote: 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: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-8250 (🔒)

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Created: 10/28/2020 07:35 PM
Updated: 11/29/2020 11:17 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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