Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2012-6597

CVE-2012-6597 Management Server DOS Vulnerability

Severity 5.5 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector LOCAL
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact NONE
Privileges Required NONE
Integrity Impact NONE
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact HIGH


An issue exists whereby the management server of the device can be crashed when an authenticated users sends a specially crafted command via the command line interface. (Ref #35254)

This issue results in the unavailability of the management server of the device. The attacker must be an authenticated user of the device.

This issue affects PAN-OS 4.0.8 and earlier; PAN-OS 3.1.10 and earlier.

Product Status

PAN-OS 4.0<= 4.0.8>= 4.0.9
PAN-OS 3.1<= 3.1.10>= 3.1.11


CVSSv3.1 Base Score:5.5 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-20 Improper Input Validation


PAN-OS 4.0.9 and later; PAN-OS 3.1.11 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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