A local privilege escalation (PE) vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR agent software on Windows that enables an authenticated local user with file creation privilege in the Windows root directory (such as C:\) to execute a program with elevated privileges. This issue impacts all versions of Cortex XDR agent without content update 330 or a later content update version.
Published 2022-05-11 17:15:09
Updated 2022-12-09 18:12:02
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-0026

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-2022-0026

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
NIST
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-0026

  • The product assigns the wrong ownership, or does not properly verify the ownership, of an object or resource.
    Assigned by: psirt@paloaltonetworks.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-0026

Products affected by CVE-2022-0026

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