Published on: 06/10/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC
Last Modified on: 06/10/2021 04:28:00 PM UTC
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.
- CVE-2021-3041 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability
- Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.
- This issue is mitigated by preventing local authenticated Windows users from creating files in the Windows root directory (such as C:\) and ensuring they are unable to manipulate the Windows registry.
|CVE-2021-3041 Cortex XDR Agent: Improper control of user-controlled file leads to local privilege escalation|| security.paloaltonetworks.com |
Known Affected Software
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||< 5.0.11|
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||!>= 5.0.11|
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||< 6.1.8|
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||!>= 6.1.8|
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||< 7.2.3 or without content update 171 or later|
|Palo Alto Networks||Cortex_XDR_Agent||!>= 7.2.3 with content update 171 or later|
This issue was found by Robert McCallum of Palo Alto Networks during internal security review.
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