CVE-2012-6596 LDAP Passwords Logged in Clear Text
An issue exists whereby LDAP bind passwords are logged to authd.log in clear text when using the default logging level of 'debug'. (Ref #35493)
This issue results in administrator passwords being logged and stored in clear text. Inappropriate access to this information can lead to unauthorized administration of the device.
This issue affects PAN-OS 4.1.2 and earlier; PAN-OS 4.0.8 and earlier; PAN-OS 3.1 is not affected.
|PAN-OS 4.1||<= 4.1.2||>= 4.1.3|
|PAN-OS 4.0||<= 4.0.8||>= 4.0.9|
CVSSv3.1 Base Score:6.2 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
PAN-OS 4.1.3 and later; PAN-OS 4.0.9 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.