Palo Alto Cortex XDR Agent up to 5.0.10/6.1.7/7.2.2 on Windows uncontrolled search path

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Palo Alto Cortex XDR Agent up to 5.0.10/6.1.7/7.2.2 on Windows. This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-427. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A local privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent on Windows platforms that enables an authenticated local Windows user to execute programs with SYSTEM privileges. This requires the user to have the privilege to create files in the Windows root directory or to manipulate key registry values. This issue impacts: Cortex XDR agent 5.0 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 5.0.11; Cortex XDR agent 6.1 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 6.1.8; Cortex XDR agent 7.2 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 7.2.3; All versions of Cortex XDR agent 7.2 without content update release 171 or a later version.

The weakness was released 06/10/2021. The advisory is shared at security.paloaltonetworks.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2021-3041 since 01/06/2021. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. A authentication is necessary for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

Upgrading to version 5.0.11, 6.1.8 or 7.2.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-427
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Cortex XDR Agent 5.0.11/6.1.8/7.2.3

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01/06/2021 CVE assigned
06/10/2021 +154 days Advisory disclosed
06/10/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
06/13/2021 +3 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/

Advisory: security.paloaltonetworks.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-3041 (🔒)

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Created: 06/10/2021 07:10 PM
Updated: 06/13/2021 08:28 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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