Information disclosure in Palo Alto GlobalProtect Agent



Published: 2020-05-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-2004
CWE-ID CWE-312
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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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) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU27920

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2004

CWE-ID: CWE-312 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to view the password on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a user's password may be logged in cleartext in the "PanGPS.log" diagnostic file when logs are collected for troubleshooting. A local user can obtain this credential.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: before 5.1.2, 5.0.9


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2020-2004

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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