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CVE-2024-2658: FlexNet Publisher potential local privilege escalation issue

CVE-2024-2658: FlexNet Publisher potential local privilege escalation issue


A potential vulnerability has been identified in FlexNet Publisher affecting versions prior to 2024 R1 ( This issue may allow local privilege escalation due to an uncontrolled search path element. We advise customers to upgrade their FlexNet Publisher lmadmin.exe to version 2024 R1 ( where this issue has been resolved.


A misconfiguration in FlexNet Publisher lmadmin.exe allows the OpenSSL configuration file to load from a non-existent directory. An unauthorized, locally authenticated user with low privileges can potentially create the directory and load a specially crafted openssl.conf file leading to the execution of a malicious DLL (Dynamic-Link Library) with elevated privileges.

Fix Version and Resolution

This issue is addressed in FlexNet Publisher 2024 R1 ( release. As a precaution, we strongly advise users to upgrade to FlexNet Publisher 2024 R1 ( or later.

The latest version of the lmadmin can be downloaded from the FlexNet Publisher lmadmin download links page.

Additional Information

Link to CVE: 


For identifying this issue and disclosing it to Revenera PSIRT under the responsible disclosure process, we'd like to credit Xavier DANEST working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.

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‎Mar 22, 2024 01:09 PM
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