An untrusted search path vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent that enables a local attacker with file creation privilege in the Windows root directory (such as C:\) to store a program that can then be unintentionally executed by another local user when that user utilizes a Live Terminal session. 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.
Published 2022-01-12 18:15:08
Updated 2022-01-19 19:21:11
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Vulnerability category: File inclusion

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-0014

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-0014

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST
7.3
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.3
5.9
NIST
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-0014

  • The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product's direct control.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • psirt@paloaltonetworks.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-0014

Products affected by CVE-2022-0014

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