CVE-2022-0026 Cortex XDR Agent: Unintended Program Execution Leads to Local Privilege Escalation (PE) Vulnerability
A local privilege escalation (PE) vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent software on Windows that enables an authenticated local user with file creation privilege in the Windows root directory (such as C:\) to execute a program with elevated privileges.
This issue impacts all versions of Cortex XDR agent without content update 330 or a later content update version.
|Cortex XDR Agent 7.5 CE||7.5.* without CU-330 on Windows||7.5.* with CU-330 on Windows|
|Cortex XDR Agent 7.7||7.7.* without CU-330 on Windows||7.7.* with CU-330 on Windows|
|Cortex XDR Agent 7.6||7.6.* without CU-330 on Windows||7.6.* with CU-330 on Windows|
|Cortex XDR Agent 7.5||7.5.* without CU-330 on Windows||7.5.* with CU-330 on Windows|
|Cortex XDR Agent 7.4||7.4.* without CU-330 on Windows||7.4.* with CU-330 on Windows|
|Cortex XDR Agent 6.1||6.1.* without CU-330 on Windows||6.1.* with CU-330 on Windows|
CVSSv3.1 Base Score:6.7 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.
This issue is fixed in all Cortex XDR agent versions with content update 330 and later content update versions.
Workarounds and Mitigations
There are no known workarounds for this issue.