Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2021-3039

CVE-2021-3039 Prisma Cloud Compute: User role authorization secret for Console leaked through log file export

Severity 3.8 · LOW
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
Integrity Impact LOW
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact NONE


An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud Compute Console where a secret used to authorize the role of the authenticated user is logged to a debug log file.

Authenticated Operator role and Auditor role users with access to the debug log files can use this secret to gain Administrator role access for their active session in Prisma Cloud Compute.

Prisma Cloud Compute SaaS versions were automatically upgraded to the fixed release.

This issue impacts all Prisma Cloud Compute versions earlier than Prisma Cloud Compute 21.04.412.

Product Status

Prisma Cloud Compute 20.04< 21.04.412>= 21.04.412


CVSSv3.1 Base Score:3.8 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Exploitation Status

Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.

Weakness Type

CWE-532 Information Exposure Through Log Files


This issue is fixed in Prisma Cloud Compute 21.04.412 and all later versions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Operator role and Auditor role users can be temporarily disabled in the Prisma Cloud Compute Console until Prisma Cloud Compute is upgraded to a fixed version.


Palo Alto Networks thanks Jakub Palaczynski for discovering and reporting this issue.


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