#VU60487 Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Log Files in GlobalProtect Agent

Published: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60487

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0021


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.


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.

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Vulnerable software versions

GlobalProtect Agent: 5.2.0 - 5.2.8

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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