Pulse Connect Secure Arbitrary File Read Vulnerability (CVE-2019-11510)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 127908
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The remote device is affected by an arbitrary file read vulnerability


According to its self-reported version, the version of Pulse Connect Secure running on the remote host is prior to 8.1R15.1, 8.2.x < 8.2R12.1, 8.3.x < 8.3R7.1 or 9.x prior to 9.0R3.4. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary file read vulnerability due to insufficient user input validation. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by requesting a specially crafted URI, to read arbitrary files and disclose sensitive information.


Upgrade to version 8.1R15.1, 8.2R12.1, 8.3R7.1, 9.0R3.4, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 127908

File Name: pulse_connect_secure-cve-2019-11510.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/16/2019

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: pulse_connect_secure_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11510


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10


Risk Factor: High

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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

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