#VU60483 Improper Check or Handling of Exceptional Conditions in GlobalProtect Agent


Published: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60483

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0016

CWE-ID: CWE-703

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
GlobalProtect Agent
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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


CPE

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


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