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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
CVE-2021-3039 Prisma Cloud Compute: User role authorization
secret for Console leaked through log file export
10 June 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Prisma Cloud Compute
Publisher: Palo Alto
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-3039
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Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2021-3039
CVE-2021-3039 Prisma Cloud Compute: User role authorization secret for Console
leaked through log file export
Severity 3.8 . LOW
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Confidentiality Impact LOW
Integrity Impact LOW
Availability Impact NONE
An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in the Palo Alto
Networks Prisma Cloud Compute Console where a secret used to authorize the role
of the authenticated user is logged to a debug log file.
Authenticated Operator role and Auditor role users with access to the debug log
files can use this secret to gain Administrator role access for their active
session in Prisma Cloud Compute.
Prisma Cloud Compute SaaS versions were automatically upgraded to the fixed
This issue impacts all Prisma Cloud Compute versions earlier than Prisma Cloud
Versions Affected Unaffected
Prisma Cloud Compute 20.04 < 21.04.412 >= 21.04.412
CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 3.8 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)
Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.
CWE-532 Information Exposure Through Log Files
This issue is fixed in Prisma Cloud Compute 21.04.412 and all later versions.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Operator role and Auditor role users can be temporarily disabled in the Prisma
Cloud Compute Console until Prisma Cloud Compute is upgraded to a fixed
Palo Alto Networks thanks Jakub Palaczynski for discovering and reporting this
2021-06-09 Initial publication
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(C) 2020 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
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