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

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

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


A path injection vulnerability affecting the GlobalProtect App 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 app version 2.1.0 and earlier for Mac OS X.

Product Status

GlobalProtect App 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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