Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2022-0013

CVE-2022-0013 Cortex XDR Agent: File Information Exposure Vulnerability When Generating Support File

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Severity 5 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector LOCAL
Scope UNCHANGED
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact NONE
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact NONE

Description

A file information exposure vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent that enables a local attacker to read the contents of arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges when generating a support file.

This issue impacts:

Cortex XDR agent 5.0 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 5.0.12 on Windows;

Cortex XDR agent 6.1 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 6.1.9 on Windows;

Cortex XDR agent 7.2 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 7.2.4 on Windows;

Cortex XDR agent 7.3 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 7.3.2 on Windows.

Product Status

VersionsAffectedUnaffected
Cortex XDR Agent 7.5None7.5.*
Cortex XDR Agent 7.4None7.4.*
Cortex XDR Agent 7.3< 7.3.2 on Windows>= 7.3.2 on Windows
Cortex XDR Agent 7.2< 7.2.4 on Windows>= 7.2.4 on Windows
Cortex XDR Agent 6.1< 6.1.9 on Windows>= 6.1.9 on Windows
Cortex XDR Agent 5.0< 5.0.12 on Windows>= 5.0.12 on Windows

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Exploitation Status

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

Weakness Type

CWE-538 File and Directory Information Exposure

Solution

This issue is fixed in Cortex XDR agent 5.0.12, Cortex XDR agent 6.1.9, Cortex XDR agent 7.2.4, Cortex XDR agent 7.3.2, and all later Cortex XDR agent versions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

There are no known workarounds for this issue.

Acknowledgments

This issue was found by Robert McCallum of Palo Alto Networks during an internal security review.

Timeline

Update to affected platforms
Initial publication
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