Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / PAN-SA-2014-0006

PAN-SA-2014-0006 Privilege escalation in GlobalProtect agent for Mac OS X

Severity 7.3 · HIGH
Attack Vector LOCAL
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required LOW
User Interaction REQUIRED
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact HIGH


A path injection vulnerability affecting the GlobalProtect agent for Mac OS X 2.1.0 and earlier could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on a targeted system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in a lower privileged user obtaining elevated privileges. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the local system.

This issue affects GlobalProtect agent version 2.1.0 and earlier for Mac OS X.

Product Status

GlobalProtect Agent 2.1<= 2.1.0 on Mac OS X>= 2.1.1 on Mac OS X

Severity: HIGH

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 7.3 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Weakness Type


GlobalProtect 2.1.1 for Mac OS X addresses the issue described in this advisory.

Workarounds and Mitigations



Alexandru Radocea of CrowdStrike
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