Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2023-0006

CVE-2023-0006 GlobalProtect App: Local File Deletion Vulnerability

Severity 6.3 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector LOCAL
Attack Complexity HIGH
Confidentiality Impact NONE
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact HIGH


A local file deletion vulnerability in the Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect app on Windows devices enables a user to delete system files from the endpoint with elevated privileges through a race condition.

Product Status

GlobalProtect App 6.1< 6.1.1 on Windows>= 6.1.1 on Windows
GlobalProtect App 6.0< 6.0.4 on Windows>= 6.0.4 on Windows
GlobalProtect App 5.2< 5.2.13 on Windows>= 5.2.13 on Windows
GlobalProtect App 5.1< 5.1.12 on Windows>= 5.1.12 on Windows

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 6.3 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H)

Exploitation Status

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

Weakness Type

CWE-367 Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition


This issue is fixed in GlobalProtect app 5.1.12, GlobalProtect app 5.2.13, GlobalProtect app 6.0.4, GlobalProtect app 6.1.1, and all later GlobalProtect app versions on Windows devices.


Palo Alto Networks thanks Marcin Gebarowski for discovering and reporting this issue.


Added 5.1.12 fix version
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