Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure SSL VPN Unauthenticated Path Traversal (CVE-2019-11510)

high Nessus Plugin ID 127897
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VPR Score: 10


The remote web application server is affected by a path traversal vulnerability.


The instance of Pulse Secure (formerly Juniper Networks JunOS Pulse) Pulse Connect Secure SSL VPN running on the remote host is affected by a path traversal vulnerability. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted HTTP request, to access arbitrary files on the remote host.

This can allow an attacker to obtain an authenticated HTTP session with the SSL VPN web application. The attacker could then leverage CVE-2019-11539, an authenticated command injecton vulnerability, to execute arbitrary commands on the SSL VPN.


Upgrade to a patched version according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127897

File Name: pulse_connect_secure_path_traversal.nbin

Version: 1.28

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/16/2019

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: pulse_connect_secure_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 10

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11510

CVSS Score Rationale: Unauthenticated path traversal that leads to remote command exection.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pulsesecure:pulse_connect_secure

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Pulse Connect Secure

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2019

Exploitable With

Elliot (Pulse Connect Secure File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11510

BID: 108073

IAVA: 2019-A-0309-S, 0001-A-0001-S