#VU60484 Link following in GlobalProtect Agent

Published: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60484

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0017


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability:

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

Vendor: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.


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.

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Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.1.0 - 5.2.4

Fixed software versions


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