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Finding Ivanti Connect Secure and Policy Secure Gateways with runZero

, by Rob King

Today, February 8th, 2024, Ivanti disclosed a serious vulnerability in the Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure products.

The issue, CVE-2024-22024, allows attackers to bypass authentication on the affected device to reach restricted resources. This vulnerability has a CVSS score of 8.3 out of 10, indicating a high degree of severity.

The vendor reports that there are no indications that this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild.

Note that this is a new vulnerability, distinct from those reported in January.

What is the impact? #

Upon successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, attackers can access restricted resources on the vulnerable system without authentication. The vendor did not specify which resources are reachable without authentication, but did indicate that such resources were restricted.

Are updates or workarounds available? #

Ivanti has released an update to mitigate this issue (note that the provided link also discusses previous vulnerabilities in the same products). Users are urged to update as quickly as possible.

How do I find potentially vulnerable Ivanti devices with runZero? #

From the Services Inventory, use the following query to locate potentially vulnerable assets your network that may need remediation or mitigation:

product:"Policy Secure" OR product:"Connect Secure"

Additional fingerprinting research is ongoing, and additional queries will be published as soon as possible.

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Rob King
Written by Rob King

Rob King is a Principal Researcher at runZero. Over his career Rob has served as a senior researcher with KoreLogic, the architect for TippingPoint DVLabs, and helped get several startups off the ground. Rob helped design SC Magazine's Data Leakage Prevention Product of the Year for 2010, and was awarded the 3Com Innovator of the Year Award in 2009. He has been invited to speak at BlackHat, Shmoocon, SANS Network Security, and USENIX.

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