CVE-2021-3042 Detail

Description

A local privilege escalation (PE) 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. Exploiting this vulnerability requires the user to have file creation privilege in the Windows root directory (such as C:\). This issue impacts: All versions of Cortex XDR agent 6.1 without content update 181 or a later version; All versions of Cortex XDR agent 7.2 without content update 181 or a later version; All versions of Cortex XDR agent 7.3 without content update 181 or a later version. Cortex XDR agent 5.0 versions are not impacted by this issue. Content updates are required to resolve this issue and are automatically applied for the agent.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2021-3042

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-427 Uncontrolled Search Path Element Contributor acceptance level Palo Alto Networks, Inc.  

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-3042
NVD Published Date:
07/15/2021
NVD Last Modified:
07/15/2021
Source:
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.