Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2023-0003

CVE-2023-0003 Cortex XSOAR: Local File Disclosure Vulnerability in the Cortex XSOAR Server

Severity 6.5 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact NONE
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact NONE


A file disclosure vulnerability in the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR server software enables an authenticated user with access to the web interface to read local files from the server.

Product Status

Cortex XSOAR 8.1Noneall
Cortex XSOAR 6.10<>=
Cortex XSOAR 6.9< 6.9.B185415>= 6.9.B185415
Cortex XSOAR 6.8< 6.8.B185719>= 6.8.B185719
Cortex XSOAR 6.6< 6.6.B186115>= 6.6.B186115

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 6.5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Exploitation Status

Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.

Weakness Type

CWE-73 External Control of File Name or Path


This issue is fixed in Cortex XSOAR 6.6 build B186115, Cortex XSOAR 6.8 build B185719, Cortex XSOAR 6.9 build B185415, Cortex XSOAR 6.10 build 185964, and all later builds of Cortex XSOAR.

NOTE: Cortex XSOAR 6.10.0 build 185964 is generally available for customers to download. Customers using Cortex XSOAR hosted services, and those wanting to upgrade to a non-generally available build, will need to make a Customer Support request at to upgrade.

Workarounds and Mitigations

There are no known workarounds for this issue.


Palo Alto Networks thanks Eric Turpin for discovering and reporting this issue.


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