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Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CVE-2020-25989

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

Privilege escalation via arbitrary file write in pritunl electron client 1.0.1116.6 through v1.2.2550.20. Successful exploitation of the issue may allow an attacker to execute code on the effected system with root privileges.

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  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
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CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access

'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published