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Ivanti discloses 2 New zero-days, one already under exploitation

Two new zero-day vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure products that are assigned with CVE-2024-21888 and CVE-2024-21893. Additionally, one of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2024-21893) has been reported to be exploited by threat actors in the wild.

However, Ivanti has released a security advisory for patching these vulnerabilities and urges all their customers to patch them accordingly. It is worth noting that Ivanti Connect Secure was reported with a zero-day earlier this month, which was also exploited by threat actors in the wild. 

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2 New Zero-days

CVE-2024-21888: Privilege Escalation vulnerability

This vulnerability exists due to a web component of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure that allows a threat actor to elevate their privileges to that of an administrator.

The prerequisite for exploiting this vulnerability requires the threat actor to have a user privilege on the vulnerable device.

The severity for this vulnerability was given as 8.8 (High). There has been no evidence of exploitation for this vulnerability.

CVE-2024-21893: Server-Side Request Forgery

This vulnerability exists in the SAML component of Ivanti Connect Secure, Ivanti Policy Secure, and Ivanti Neurons for ZTA, which allows a threat actor to access some unrestricted resources without any authentication.

The severity for this vulnerability was given as 8.2 (High). This vulnerability has been reported to be exploited by threat actors in the wild.

In addition to this, both of these vulnerabilities have been added to the CISA’s Known Vulnerability Catalog alongside the previously exploited vulnerabilities CVE-2024-21887 and CVE-2023-46805

Affected Products and Fixed in Version

Affected ProductsVulnerable versionsFixed in versions
Ivanti Connect Secure9.x and 22.xversions 9.1R14.4, 9.1R17.2, 9.1R18.3, 22.4R2.2 and 22.5R1.1) and ZTA version 22.6R1.3.
Ivanti Policy Secure9.x and 22.x

It is recommended that users of these products upgrade to the latest versions to prevent these vulnerabilities from being exploited by threat actors.


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