Micro Focus Operations Agent up to 12.21 Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Micro Focus Operations Agent up to 12.21. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Escalation of privileges vulnerability in Micro Focus in Micro Focus Operations Agent, affecting versions 12.x up to and including 12.21. The vulnerability could be exploited by a non-privileged local user to access system monitoring data collected by Operations Agent.

The weakness was shared 01/26/2022 by Micro Focus. The advisory is shared at portal.microfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-38129 since 08/04/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/28/2022).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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VulDB Reliability: 🔍

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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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08/04/2021 CVE reserved
01/26/2022 +175 days Advisory disclosed
01/26/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/28/2022 +2 days VulDB last update

Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: microfocus.com

Advisory: portal.microfocus.com
Researcher: Micro Focus
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-38129 (🔒)

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Created: 01/26/2022 08:34 AM
Updated: 01/28/2022 05:26 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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