Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2012-6606

CVE-2012-6606 Man-in-the-middle Vulnerability in GlobalProtect

Severity 6.8 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity HIGH
Privileges Required NONE
User Interaction REQUIRED
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact NONE


A vulnerability exists in NetConnect (all version) and GlobalPortect (1.1.6 and earlier) whereby the agent does not verify the certificate presented by the portal server, enabling a possible Man-in-the-middle attack.

This vulnerability can result in an agent connecting to an attacker-controlled server allowing the attacker to receive the username and password of the affected user.

This issue affects NetConnect (all versions); GlobalProtect (1.1.6 and earlier).

Product Status

NetConnect all
GlobalProtect 1.1<= 1.1.6>= 1.1.7

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 6.8 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Weakness Type



GlobalProtect 1.1.7 and later; NetConnect is discontinued.

Workarounds and Mitigations

No mitigations available.

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