Flexera FlexNet Publisher < 11.19.6 Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 192942


A licensing application running on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerabillity.


A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Flexera FlexNet Publisher due to an uncontrolled search path element.
An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this, to gain elevated privileges access to the system.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to FlexNet Publisher or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 192942

File Name: flexnet_publisher_11_19_6_0.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/5/2024

Updated: 4/8/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2658


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:flexerasoftware:flexnet_publisher

Required KB Items: Services/flexnet_publisher

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/22/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2658

IAVB: 2024-B-0031