Security Advisory ID: NSKPSA-2023-003
Severity Rating: Medium
First Communicated: Oct 4, 2023
Overall CVSS Score: 6.6
Netskope was made aware of a security vulnerability in its NSClient product where a malicious non-admin user can disable the Netskope client by using a specially-crafted package. The root cause of the problem was a user control code when called by a Windows ServiceController did not validate the permissions associated with the user before executing the user control code. This user control code had permissions to terminate the NSClient service.
Affected Product(s) and Version(s)
Product – Netskope Client
Platform – Windows
Version – R100 & Prior
Netskope patched the issue and released a new version. The issue was fixed in Release101. Customers are recommended to upgrade their client to the versions R101 or greater. Netskope download Instructions – Download Netskope Client and Scripts – Netskope Support
There are no workarounds available for this issue.
General Security Best Practices
Netskope recommends all our customers to keep their environments updated with latest version of the software and also enable and configure the secure hardening configurations available in the platform for the application: https://support.netskope.com/s/article/Secure-Tenant-Configuration
Special Notes and Acknowledgement
Netskope credits Alexander Katziv from Novartis for reporting this flaw.
Exploitation and Public Disclosures
Netskope is not aware of any public exploitations of the issue till the advisory is published.
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