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CVE-2019-12571 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the London Trust Media Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN Client v0.9.8 beta (build 02099) for macOS could allow an authenticated, local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files. When the client initiates a connection, the XML /tmp/pia-watcher.plist file is created. If the file exists, it will be truncated and the contents completely overwritten. This file is removed on disconnect. An unprivileged user can create a hard or soft link to arbitrary files owned by any user on the system, including root. This creates a denial of service condition and possible data loss if leveraged by a malicious local user.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/mirchr/security-research/blob/master/vulnerabilities/PIA/CVE-2019-12571.txt Exploit Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:londontrustmedia:private_internet_access_vpn_client:0.9.8:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-12571
NVD Published Date:
07/11/2019
NVD Last Modified:
07/16/2019