Pulse Secure Desktop on Windows access control

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A vulnerability was found in Pulse Secure Desktop on Windows (the affected version is unknown). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 07/24/2016 by Zhipeng Huo with Tencent as SA40241 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is available at kb.pulsesecure.net. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2408 since 02/18/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. A 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.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371681 (Pulse Client Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (SA40241)).

Applying the patch 5.0r15.1/5.1r9.1/5.2r4.1 is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 92692†) and SecurityTracker (ID 1036474†). The entries VDB-52788, VDB-55045, VDB-56629 and VDB-56637 are pretty similar.




CPE 2.3info

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Patch: 5.0r15.1/5.1r9.1/5.2r4.1


02/18/2016 🔍
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Advisory: SA40241
Researcher: Zhipeng Huo
Organization: Tencent
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-2408 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 92692 - Multiple Pulse Secure Products CVE-2016-2408 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1036474

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Created: 08/01/2016 01:21 PM
Updated: 09/09/2022 03:42 PM
Changes: 08/01/2016 01:21 PM (59), 03/15/2019 08:25 AM (13), 09/09/2022 03:42 PM (3)
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