CVE-2021-28098

Description


An issue was discovered in Forescout CounterACT before 8.1.4. A local privilege escalation vulnerability is present in the logging function. SecureConnector runs with administrative privileges and writes logs entries to a file in %PROGRAMDATA%\ForeScout SecureConnector\ that has full permissions for the Everyone group. Using a symbolic link allows an attacker to point the log file to a privileged location such as %WINDIR%\System32. The resulting log file adopts the file permissions of the source of the symbolic link (in this case, the Everyone group). The log file in System32 can be replaced and renamed with a malicious DLL for DLL hijacking.

Related CPE's


CvssV3 impact


BaseSeverity

HIGH

ConfidentialityImpact

HIGH

AttackComplexity

LOW

Scope

UNCHANGED

AttackVector

LOCAL

AvailabilityImpact

HIGH

IntegrityImpact

HIGH

PrivilegesRequired

NONE

BaseScore

7.8

VectorString

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Version

3.1

UserInteraction

REQUIRED

CvssV2 impact


AccessComplexity

MEDIUM

ConfidentialityImpact

PARTIAL

AvailabilityImpact

PARTIAL

IntegrityImpact

PARTIAL

BaseScore

4.4

VectorString

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Version

2.0

AccessVector

LOCAL

Authentication

NONE