CVE-2019-15799 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered on Zyxel GS1900 devices with firmware before 2.50(AAHH.0)C0. User accounts created through the web interface of the device, when given non-admin level privileges, have the same level of privileged access as administrators when connecting to the device via SSH (while their permissions via the web interface are in fact restricted). This allows normal users to obtain the administrative password by running the tech-support command via the CLI: this contains the encrypted passwords for all users on the device. As these passwords are encrypted using well-known and static parameters, they can be decrypted and the original passwords (including the administrator password) can be obtained.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://jasper.la/exploring-zyxel-gs1900-firmware-with-ghidra.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://vimeo.com/354726424 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.zyxel.com/support/gs1900-switch-vulnerabilities.shtml Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-15799
NVD Published Date:
11/14/2019
NVD Last Modified:
11/21/2019
Source:
MITRE