Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2016-2219

CVE-2016-2219 Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Severity 5.4 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact LOW
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact LOW
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact NONE


A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the web interface whereby data provided by the user is stored without sanitization. (Ref 90635) (CVE-2016-2219).

This issue affects the management interface of the device, where an authenticated administrator may be tricked into injecting malicious javascript into the web interface.

This issue affects PAN-OS 7.0.1 to PAN-OS 7.0.7

Product Status

PAN-OS 7.0>= 7.0.1, <= 7.0.7>= 7.0.8


CVSSv3.1 Base Score:5.4 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Weakness Type

CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


PAN-OS 7.0.8 and later

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue is available only to authenticated users on the web interface. Palo Alto Networks recommends implementing best practices, only allowing management access to a restricted set of IP address, and dedicating management of the device to the management interface only.


Roman Zaikin, CheckPoint Security Team; Juan Sacco, Exploit Pack
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