Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2012-6590

CVE-2012-6590 Verbose Error Messages

Severity 3.1 · LOW
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity HIGH
Confidentiality Impact LOW
Privileges Required NONE
Integrity Impact NONE
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact NONE


Under certain conditions, when unexpected input is provided to the web-based management UI, overly verbose error information is delivered back to the client. This does not directly result in any specific vulnerability, however this information is helpful to an attacker. (Ref #33139)

This issue results in verbose error messages in specific cases, and does not directly result in an exploitable condition or product vulnerability. Overly verbose error messages can be helpful to an attacker looking to collect information on how a system is architected.

This issue affects PAN-OS 4.0.7 and earlier; PAN-OS 3.0.x is not affected.

Product Status

PAN-OS 4.0<= 4.0.7>= 4.0.8
PAN-OS 3.0None3.0.*

Severity: LOW

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

Weakness Type

CWE-200 Information Exposure


PAN-OS 4.0.8 and later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue affects the management interface of the device. Security appliance management best practices dictate that the management interface be isolated and strictly limited only to security administration personnel.

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