#VU60484 Link following in GlobalProtect Agent


Published: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60484

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0017

CWE-ID: CWE-59

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 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


CPE

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?


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