Executive Summary

NameCVE-2019-12571First vendor Publication2019-07-11
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2019-07-16

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score6.6Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score9.2Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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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.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-12571

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-59Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Sources (Detail)

MISC https://github.com/mirchr/security-research/blob/master/vulnerabilities/PIA/C...

Alert History

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2019-07-16 17:19:30
  • Multiple Updates
2019-07-12 05:18:31
  • First insertion