CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2021-20037

Incorrect Default Permissions

Published: Sep 21, 2021 | Modified: Oct 05, 2021
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.2 HIGH
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

SonicWall Global VPN Client 4.10.5 installer (32-bit and 64-bit) incorrect default file permission vulnerability leads to privilege escalation which potentially allows command execution in the host operating system. This vulnerability impacts GVC 4.10.5 installer and earlier.

Weakness

During installation, installed file permissions are set to allow anyone to modify those files.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Global_vpn_client Sonicwall * 4.10.5

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.

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