Multiple vulnerabilities in GlobalProtect Agent



Published: 2022-02-09
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 4
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0021
CVE-2022-0018
CVE-2022-0017
CVE-2022-0016
CWE-ID CWE-532
CWE-200
CWE-59
CWE-703
Exploitation vector Network
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 information about 4 vulnerabilities.

1) Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Log Files

EUVDB-ID: #VU60487

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0021

CWE-ID: CWE-532 - Information Exposure Through Log Files

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to software stores cleartext credentials of the connecting GlobalProtect user when authenticating using Connect Before Logon feature. A local user can read the log files and gain access to sensitive data.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.2.0 - 5.2.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2022-0021

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU60485

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0018

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to credentials of the local user account are sent to the GlobalProtect portal when the Single Sign-On feature is enabled in the GlobalProtect portal configuration. A remote attacker can perform MitM attack and intercept credentials.

This vulnerability is a concern where the GlobalProtect app is deployed on Bring-your-Own-Device (BYOD) type of clients with private local user accounts or GlobalProtect app is used to connect to different organizations.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.1.0 - 5.2.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2022-0018

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

3) Link following

EUVDB-ID: #VU60484

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0017

CWE-ID: CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insecure link following issue. A local user can create a specially crafted symbolic link to a critical file on the system and overwrite it with SYSTEM privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.1.0 - 5.2.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2022-0017

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

4) Improper Check or Handling of Exceptional Conditions

EUVDB-ID: #VU60483

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0016

CWE-ID: CWE-703 - Improper Check or Handling of Exceptional Conditions

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of exceptional conditions within the Connect Before Logon feature. A local user can under certain circumstances execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges when authenticating with Connect Before Logon.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.2.0 - 5.2.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2022-0016

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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