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By the Year

In 2021 there have been 1 vulnerability in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure with an average score of 10.0 out of ten. Last year Pulse Connect Secure had 17 security vulnerabilities published. Right now, Pulse Connect Secure is on track to have less security vulnerabilities in 2021 than it did last year. However, the average CVE base score of the vulnerabilities in 2021 is greater by 3.98.

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2021 1 10.00
2020 17 6.02
2019 21 7.57
2018 9 7.89

It may take a day or so for new Pulse Connect Secure vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure Security Vulnerabilities

Pulse Connect Secure 9.0R3/9.1R1 and higher is vulnerable to an authentication bypass vulnerability exposed by the Windows File Share Browser and Pulse Secure Collaboration features of Pulse Connect Secure

CVE-2021-22893 10 - Critical - April 23, 2021

Pulse Connect Secure 9.0R3/9.1R1 and higher is vulnerable to an authentication bypass vulnerability exposed by the Windows File Share Browser and Pulse Secure Collaboration features of Pulse Connect Secure that can allow an unauthenticated user to perform remote arbitrary code execution on the Pulse Connect Secure gateway. This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild.

authentification

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure below 9.1R9 could

CVE-2020-8262 6.1 - Medium - October 28, 2020

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure below 9.1R9 could allow attackers to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Open Redirection for authenticated user web interface.

XSS

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure < 9.1R9 is vulnerable to arbitrary cookie injection.

CVE-2020-8261 4.3 - Medium - October 28, 2020

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure / Pulse Policy Secure < 9.1R9 is vulnerable to arbitrary cookie injection.

Classic Buffer Overflow

An XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 9.1R9 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 9.1R9

CVE-2020-15352 7.2 - High - October 27, 2020

An XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 9.1R9 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 9.1R9 allows remote authenticated admins to conduct server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks via a crafted DTD in an XML request.

XXE

A vulnerability in the authenticated user web interface of Pulse Connect Secure and Pulse Policy Secure < 9.1R8.2 could

CVE-2020-8238 6.1 - Medium - September 30, 2020

A vulnerability in the authenticated user web interface of Pulse Connect Secure and Pulse Policy Secure < 9.1R8.2 could allow attackers to conduct Cross-Site Scripting (XSS).

XSS

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R8.2 admin web interface could

CVE-2020-8256 4.9 - Medium - September 30, 2020

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R8.2 admin web interface could allow an authenticated attacker to gain arbitrary file reading access through Pulse Collaboration via XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability.

XXE

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R8.2 admin web interface could

CVE-2020-8243 7.2 - High - September 30, 2020

A vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure < 9.1R8.2 admin web interface could allow an authenticated attacker to upload custom template to perform an arbitrary code execution.

Code Injection

An insufficient permission check vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8219 7.2 - High - July 30, 2020

An insufficient permission check vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 that allows an attacker to change the password of a full administrator.

Incorrect Default Permissions

A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R5 on the PSAL Page.

CVE-2020-8204 6.1 - Medium - July 30, 2020

A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R5 on the PSAL Page.

XSS

An improper authentication vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1RB

CVE-2020-8206 8.1 - High - July 30, 2020

An improper authentication vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1RB that allows an attacker with a users primary credentials to bypass the Google TOTP.

authentification

An information disclosure vulnerability in meeting of Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8216 4.3 - Medium - July 30, 2020

An information disclosure vulnerability in meeting of Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 allowed an authenticated end-users to find meeting details, if they know the Meeting ID.

Information Disclosure

A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8217 5.4 - Medium - July 30, 2020

A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 allowed attackers to exploit in the URL used for Citrix ICA.

XSS

A path traversal vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8222 6.8 - Medium - July 30, 2020

A path traversal vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 that allowed an authenticated attacker via the administrator web interface to perform an arbitrary file reading vulnerability through Meeting.

Directory traversal

A path traversal vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 which

CVE-2020-8221 4.9 - Medium - July 30, 2020

A path traversal vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 which allows an authenticated attacker to read arbitrary files via the administrator web interface.

Directory traversal

A denial of service vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8220 6.5 - Medium - July 30, 2020

A denial of service vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 that allows an authenticated attacker to perform command injection via the administrator web which can cause DOS.

Resource Exhaustion

A code injection vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8

CVE-2020-8218 7.2 - High - July 30, 2020

A code injection vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure <9.1R8 that allows an attacker to crafted a URI to perform an arbitrary code execution via the admin web interface.

Code Injection

An issue was discovered in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure before 9.1R8

CVE-2020-15408 4.6 - Medium - July 28, 2020

An issue was discovered in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure before 9.1R8. An authenticated attacker can access the admin page console via the end-user web interface because of a rewrite.

AuthZ

An issue was discovered in Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) and Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) Virtual Appliance before 9.1R8

CVE-2020-12880 5.5 - Medium - July 27, 2020

An issue was discovered in Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) and Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) Virtual Appliance before 9.1R8. By manipulating a certain kernel boot parameter, it can be tricked into dropping into a root shell in a pre-install phase where the entire source code of the appliance is available and can be retrieved. (The source code is otherwise inaccessible because the appliance has its hard disks encrypted, and no root shell is available during normal operation.)

Information Disclosure

An XSS issue has been found with rd.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R3 due to improper header sanitization

CVE-2018-20808 6.1 - Medium - June 28, 2019

An XSS issue has been found with rd.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R3 due to improper header sanitization. This is not applicable to 8.1RX.

XSS

An XSS issue was found with Psaldownload.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3R2 before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.4RX before 5.4R2

CVE-2018-20814 6.1 - Medium - June 28, 2019

An XSS issue was found with Psaldownload.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3R2 before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.4RX before 5.4R2. This is not applicable to PCS 8.1RX or PPS 5.2RX.

XSS

An input validation issue has been found with login_meeting.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R2.

CVE-2018-20813 9.8 - Critical - June 28, 2019

An input validation issue has been found with login_meeting.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R2.

Improper Input Validation

A hidden RPC service issue was found with Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and 8.1RX before 8.1R12.

CVE-2018-20811 5.3 - Medium - June 28, 2019

A hidden RPC service issue was found with Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and 8.1RX before 8.1R12.

Information Disclosure

Session data between cluster nodes during cluster synchronization is not properly encrypted in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.4RX before 5.4R2

CVE-2018-20810 9.8 - Critical - June 28, 2019

Session data between cluster nodes during cluster synchronization is not properly encrypted in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.4RX before 5.4R2. This is not applicable to PCS 8.1RX, PPS 5.2RX, or stand-alone devices.

Inadequate Encryption Strength

A crafted message can cause the web server to crash with Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3RX before 8.3R5 and Pulse Policy Secure 5.4RX before 5.4R5

CVE-2018-20809 7.5 - High - June 28, 2019

A crafted message can cause the web server to crash with Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3RX before 8.3R5 and Pulse Policy Secure 5.4RX before 5.4R5. This is not applicable to PCS 8.1RX.

Improper Input Validation

An XSS issue has been found in welcome.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.1.x before 8.1R12

CVE-2018-20807 6.1 - Medium - June 28, 2019

An XSS issue has been found in welcome.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.1.x before 8.1R12, 8.2.x before 8.2R9, and 8.3.x before 8.3R3 due to one of the URL parameters not being sanitized properly.

XSS

Jonathan Looney discovered that the Linux kernel default MSS is hard-coded to 48 bytes

CVE-2019-11479 7.5 - High - June 19, 2019

Jonathan Looney discovered that the Linux kernel default MSS is hard-coded to 48 bytes. This allows a remote peer to fragment TCP resend queues significantly more than if a larger MSS were enforced. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This has been fixed in stable kernel releases 4.4.182, 4.9.182, 4.14.127, 4.19.52, 5.1.11, and is fixed in commits 967c05aee439e6e5d7d805e195b3a20ef5c433d6 and 5f3e2bf008c2221478101ee72f5cb4654b9fc363.

Resource Exhaustion

Jonathan Looney discovered

CVE-2019-11478 7.5 - High - June 19, 2019

Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP retransmission queue implementation in tcp_fragment in the Linux kernel could be fragmented when handling certain TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) sequences. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This has been fixed in stable kernel releases 4.4.182, 4.9.182, 4.14.127, 4.19.52, 5.1.11, and is fixed in commit f070ef2ac66716357066b683fb0baf55f8191a2e.

Resource Exhaustion

Jonathan Looney discovered

CVE-2019-11477 7.5 - High - June 19, 2019

Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->tcp_gso_segs value was subject to an integer overflow in the Linux kernel when handling TCP Selective Acknowledgments (SACKs). A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This has been fixed in stable kernel releases 4.4.182, 4.9.182, 4.14.127, 4.19.52, 5.1.11, and is fixed in commit 3b4929f65b0d8249f19a50245cd88ed1a2f78cff.

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.1R15.1, 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 5.1R15.1, 5.2 before 5.2R12.1, 5.3 before 5.3R15.1, 5.4 before 5.4R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.2, an authenticated attacker (

CVE-2019-11509 8.8 - High - June 03, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.1R15.1, 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 5.1R15.1, 5.2 before 5.2R12.1, 5.3 before 5.3R15.1, 5.4 before 5.4R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.2, an authenticated attacker (via the admin web interface) can exploit Incorrect Access Control to execute arbitrary code on the appliance.

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3.x before 8.3R7.1 and 9.0.x before 9.0R3

CVE-2019-11507 6.1 - Medium - May 08, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.3.x before 8.3R7.1 and 9.0.x before 9.0R3, an XSS issue has been found on the Application Launcher page.

XSS

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.1R15.1, 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4, an authenticated attacker (

CVE-2019-11508 7.2 - High - May 08, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.1R15.1, 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4, an authenticated attacker (via the admin web interface) can exploit Directory Traversal to execute arbitrary code on the appliance.

Directory traversal

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4, an unauthenticated remote attacker

CVE-2019-11510 10 - Critical - May 08, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.2 before 8.2R12.1, 8.3 before 8.3R7.1, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.4, an unauthenticated remote attacker can send a specially crafted URI to perform an arbitrary file reading vulnerability .

Directory traversal

XSS exists in the admin web console in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4

CVE-2019-11543 6.1 - Medium - April 26, 2019

XSS exists in the admin web console in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1 and Pulse Policy Secure 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2, 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, and 5.2RX before 5.2R12.1.

XSS

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2, 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, 5.3RX before 5.3R12.1, 5.2RX before 5.2R12.1, and 5.1RX before 5.1R15.1, an authenticated attacker (

CVE-2019-11542 7.2 - High - April 26, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2, 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, 5.3RX before 5.3R12.1, 5.2RX before 5.2R12.1, and 5.1RX before 5.1R15.1, an authenticated attacker (via the admin web interface) can send a specially crafted message resulting in a stack buffer overflow.

Memory Corruption

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4

CVE-2019-11541 7.5 - High - April 26, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, and 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, users using SAML authentication with the Reuse Existing NC (Pulse) Session option may see authentication leaks.

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4 and 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2 and 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, an unauthenticated, remote attacker

CVE-2019-11540 9.8 - Critical - April 26, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4 and 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2 and 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, an unauthenticated, remote attacker can conduct a session hijacking attack.

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2, 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, 5.3RX before 5.3R12.1, 5.2RX before 5.2R12.1, and 5.1RX before 5.1R15.1, the admin web interface

CVE-2019-11539 7.2 - High - April 26, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1 and Pulse Policy Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.2, 5.4RX before 5.4R7.1, 5.3RX before 5.3R12.1, 5.2RX before 5.2R12.1, and 5.1RX before 5.1R15.1, the admin web interface allows an authenticated attacker to inject and execute commands.

Shell injection

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1, an NFS problem could

CVE-2019-11538 7.7 - High - April 26, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure version 9.0RX before 9.0R3.4, 8.3RX before 8.3R7.1, 8.2RX before 8.2R12.1, and 8.1RX before 8.1R15.1, an NFS problem could allow an authenticated attacker to access the contents of arbitrary files on the affected device.

insecure temporary file

In Pulse Secure Pulse Desktop Client and Network Connect

CVE-2019-11213 8.1 - High - April 12, 2019

In Pulse Secure Pulse Desktop Client and Network Connect, an attacker could access session tokens to replay and spoof sessions, and as a result, gain unauthorized access as an end user, a related issue to CVE-2019-1573. (The endpoint would need to be already compromised for exploitation to succeed.) This affects Pulse Desktop Client 5.x before Secure Desktop 5.3R7 and Pulse Desktop Client 9.x before Secure Desktop 9.0R3. It also affects (for Network Connect customers) Pulse Connect Secure 8.1 before 8.1R14, 8.3 before 8.3R7, and 9.0 before 9.0R3.

Session Fixation

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier

CVE-2018-18284 8.6 - High - October 19, 2018

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism via vectors involving the 1Policy operator.

download.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.1RX before 8.1R13 and 8.3RX before 8.3R4 and Pulse Policy Secure through 5.2RX before 5.2R10 and 5.4RX before 5.4R4 have an Open Redirect Vulnerability.

CVE-2018-14366 6.1 - Medium - September 06, 2018

download.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.1RX before 8.1R13 and 8.3RX before 8.3R4 and Pulse Policy Secure through 5.2RX before 5.2R10 and 5.4RX before 5.4R4 have an Open Redirect Vulnerability.

Open Redirect

A vulnerability has been discovered in login.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.1RX before 8.1R12 and 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.2RX before 5.2R9 and 5.4RX before 5.4R2 wherein an http(s) Host header received

CVE-2018-6320 9.8 - Critical - September 06, 2018

A vulnerability has been discovered in login.cgi in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) 8.1RX before 8.1R12 and 8.3RX before 8.3R2 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 5.2RX before 5.2R9 and 5.4RX before 5.4R2 wherein an http(s) Host header received from the browser is trusted without validation.

Improper Input Validation

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16513 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use a type confusion in the setcolor function to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24

CVE-2018-15911 7.8 - High - August 28, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript could use uninitialized memory access in the aesdecode operator to crash the interpreter or potentially execute code.

Use of Uninitialized Resource

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-15910 7.8 - High - August 27, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use a type confusion in the LockDistillerParams parameter to crash the interpreter or execute code.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24

CVE-2018-15909 7.8 - High - August 27, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24, a type confusion using the .shfill operator could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files to crash the interpreter or potentially execute code.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.1.x before 8.1R14, 8.2.x before 8.2R11, and 8.3.x before 8.3R5 do not properly process nested XML entities, which

CVE-2018-9849 5.5 - Medium - May 10, 2018

Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure 8.1.x before 8.1R14, 8.2.x before 8.2R11, and 8.3.x before 8.3R5 do not properly process nested XML entities, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and memory errors) via a crafted XML document.

A stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability exists in the web server in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.3R4 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 5.4R4

CVE-2018-5299 9.8 - Critical - January 16, 2018

A stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability exists in the web server in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) before 8.3R4 and Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) before 5.4R4, leading to memory corruption and possibly remote code execution.

Memory Corruption

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