Pulse Connect Secure up to 7.4r13.3/8.0r10/8.1r2/8.2 resource consumption

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Pulse Connect Secure up to 7.4r13.3/8.0r10/8.1r2/8.2. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource consumption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-400. The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.2 before 8.2r1, 8.1 before 8.1r3, 8.0 before 8.0r11, and 7.4 before 7.4r13.4 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 05/26/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at kb.pulsesecure.net. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-4786 since 05/12/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading to version 7.4r13.4, 8.0r11, 8.1r3 or 8.2r1 eliminates this vulnerability.






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Resource consumption
CWE: CWE-400 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Connect Secure 7.4r13.4/8.0r11/8.1r3/8.2r1


05/12/2016 🔍
05/26/2016 +14 days 🔍
05/26/2016 +0 days 🔍
05/27/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/22/2022 +2278 days 🔍


Advisory: kb.pulsesecure.net
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-4786 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035932


Created: 05/27/2016 11:04 AM
Updated: 08/22/2022 10:47 AM
Changes: 05/27/2016 11:04 AM (56), 12/17/2018 08:09 AM (2), 08/22/2022 10:47 AM (4)
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