DSA-2020-183: RSA® Authentication Agent for PAM Uncontrolled Search Path Vulnerability

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Dell EMC Identifier:DSA-2020-183
CVE Identifier:CVE-2020-5382
Severity:High
Severity Rating:8.8 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products:
  • RSA® Authentication Agent for PAM version 8.1.1.66 and earlier
Summary:RSA Authentication Agent for PAM contains an Uncontrolled Search Path vulnerability.
Details:

The RSA Authentication Agent for PAM has been updated to address the following vulnerability:


RSA® Authentication Agent for PAM version 8.1.1.66 and earlier contains an Uncontrolled Search Path vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious user could potentially exploit this vulnerability to elevate privileges to the root user.

 

CVSSv3 Base Score 8.8 High (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

 

For more information about any of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) mentioned here, consult the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) at http://nvd.nist.gov/home.cfm. To search for a particular CVE, use the database’s search utility at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search.

Recommendation:

The following RSA Authentication Agent for PAM release contains resolutions to these vulnerabilities:

 

  • RSA® Authentication Agent for PAM version 8.1.1.106 and later


RSA recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Severity Rating:For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to Dell’s Vulnerability Disclosure Policy. RSA recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.
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