A local privilege escalation (PE) vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent that enables an authenticated local user to execute programs with elevated privileges. 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.
Published 2022-01-12 18:15:08
Updated 2022-01-19 19:22:43
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-0015

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-2022-0015

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-0015

  • The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • psirt@paloaltonetworks.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-0015

Products affected by CVE-2022-0015

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