Privilege escalation in Palo Alto Global Protect Agent on Linux ARM

Published: 2020-04-09
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-1989
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
GlobalProtect Agent
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect Privilege Assignment

EUVDB-ID: #VU26740

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1989

CWE-ID: CWE-266 - Incorrect Privilege Assignment

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an incorrect privilege assignment issue when writing application-specific files. A local user can gain root privileges on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: before 5.1.1

before 5.0.8, 5.1.1
CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?