A hard-link created from the log file of Check Point ZoneAlarm up to 15.4.062 to any file on the system will get its permission changed so that all users can access that linked file. Doing this on files with limited access gains the local attacker higher privileges to the file.
Published 2019-04-17 15:29:01
Updated 2020-10-22 17:16:22
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-8455

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-8455

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
3.6
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
3.9
4.9
NIST
7.1
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
1.8
5.2
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-8455

  • The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently handle when the name is associated with a hard link to a target that is outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the product to operate on unauthorized files.
    Assigned by: cve@checkpoint.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2019-8455

Products affected by CVE-2019-8455

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