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CVE-2018-15490 Detail

Description

An issue was discovered in ExpressVPN on Windows. The Xvpnd.exe process (which runs as a service with SYSTEM privileges) listens on TCP port 2015, which is used as an RPC interface for communication with the client side of the ExpressVPN application. A JSON-RPC protocol over HTTP is used for communication. The JSON-RPC XVPN.GetPreference and XVPN.SetPreference methods are vulnerable to path traversal, and allow reading and writing files on the file system on behalf of the service.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/02/2019

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https://medium.com/@Wflki/https-medium-com-wflki-cve-2018-15490-expressvpn-local-privilege-escalation-d22c86fecc47

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CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15490
NVD Published Date:
01/02/2019
NVD Last Modified:
01/02/2019