#1280272: NSA Issues Advisory on VPN Vulnerability Trio

Description: Vulnerabilities with Pulse Secure, Fortinet, and Palo Alto Networks VPNs are called out in the advisory.
The National Security Agency (NSA) this week issued an advisory with remediation steps for recently disclosed vulnerabilities in virtual private network (VPN) products from Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Pulse Secure.

"Multiple Nation State Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors have weaponized CVE-2019-11510, CVE-2019-11539, and CVE-2018-13379 to gain access to vulnerable VPN devices," the NSA said in the alert.

The intelligence agency provided "additional actions" for organizations to recover from an attack, as well as "longer-term" steps for hardening their systems against the attacks. NSA cybersecurity advisories are not common: The last such advisory from the agency was issued in June, concerning remote desktop services in legacy Windows versions.
More info: https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/nsa-issues-advisory-on-vpn-vulnerability-trio/d/d-id/1336034

Date added Oct. 9, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
Source Dark Reading
Subjects
  • . APTs - Advanced Persistent Threats - New Reports in
  • . APTs - China - New Reports in
  • China - APT5
  • Firewall / VPN Vulnerabilities - Various
  • FortiGuard - Fortinet FortiGate Firewall /appliances, FortiClient etc.
  • FortiGuard - FortiNet - FortiOS
  • Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Palo Alto PAN-OS Networks Security Platform
  • Pulse Connect Secure