Palo Alto Cortex XDR Agent up to 5.0.11/6.1.8/7.2.3/7.3.1 on Windows Support File file information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Palo Alto Cortex XDR Agent up to 5.0.11/6.1.8/7.2.3/7.3.1 on Windows. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component Support File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-538. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

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; Cortex XDR agent 6.1 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 6.1.9; Cortex XDR agent 7.2 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 7.2.4; Cortex XDR agent 7.3 versions earlier than Cortex XDR agent 7.3.2.

The weakness was released 01/12/2022. The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2022-0013 since 12/28/2021. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading to version 5.0.12, 6.1.9, 7.2.4 or 7.3.2 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Temp Score: 3.4
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CNA Base Score: 5.0
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-538
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 5.0.12/6.1.9/7.2.4/7.3.2


12/28/2021 CVE assigned
01/12/2022 +15 days Advisory disclosed
01/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/15/2022 +3 days VulDB last update



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-0013 (🔒)


Created: 01/12/2022 08:49 PM
Updated: 01/15/2022 10:33 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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