CVE-2017-5715 Meltdown and Spectre update for WildFire-500 Appliance
Palo Alto Networks has determined that the WildFire-500 (WF-500) appliance is affected by the vulnerability disclosures known as Meltdown and Spectre, and has completed an update to address these issues. The WF-500 software update is now available to customers that use the WF-500 appliance for on-premise sandboxing. Please note that customers using the WildFire cloud service are NOT impacted by this advisory. (PAN-91139/CVE-2017-5715)
Successful exploitation of this issue may allow reads from the guest image to the host residing in a sandbox appliance. The analysis method utilized by the WF-500 mitigates the impact of this issue.
This issue affects WF-500 (WildFire Appliance) running appliance software versions 8.0.9 and earlier; all versions of 7.1, 7.0, and 6.1. Please note: WF-500 appliance software versions 8.1.0 and later are not impacted by this advisory.
|WildFire Appliance 8.0||<= 8.0.9||>= 8.0.10|
|WildFire Appliance 7.1||None||>= 7.1|
CVSSv3.1 Base Score:5.6 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N)
WF-500 appliance software version 8.0.10 and later. For WF-500 appliance software versions 7.1 and earlier, please consult the Administrator’s Guide for steps to upgrade (https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/wildfire/wf_admin/set-up-and-manage-a-wildfire-appliance/upgrade-a-wildfire-appliance#idbce6a8ca-f900-4a49-b28b-de089139ce93).
Workarounds and Mitigations
Customers not using the WF-500 WildFire Appliance are not impacted by this advisory. Customers using the WildFire cloud are not impacted by this advisory.