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
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) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU27920

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2004

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

Exploit availability: No


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.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: before 5.1.2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?