An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus before build 6003 because it does not properly enforce user privileges associated with a Certificate dialog. This vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated attacker to escalate privileges on a Windows host. An attacker does not require any privilege on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. One option is the self-service option on the Windows login screen. Upon selecting this option, the thick-client software is launched, which connects to a remote ADSelfService Plus server to facilitate self-service operations. An unauthenticated attacker having physical access to the host could trigger a security alert by supplying a self-signed SSL certificate to the client. The View Certificate option from the security alert allows an attacker to export a displayed certificate to a file. This can further cascade to a dialog that can open Explorer as SYSTEM. By navigating from Explorer to \windows\system32, cmd.exe can be launched as a SYSTEM.
Published 2020-08-11 16:15:12
Updated 2020-08-13 20:08:21
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-11552

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 95 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-11552

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2020-11552

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-11552

Products affected by CVE-2020-11552

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