Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2017-7216

CVE-2017-7216 Information Disclosure in the Management Web Interface

Severity 6.5 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required LOW
Integrity Impact NONE
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact NONE


A vulnerability exists in the Management Web Interface that could allow for Information Disclosure. The Management Web Interface does not properly validate specific request parameters which can potentially allow for Information Disclosure. (Ref # PAN-70434 / CVE-2017-7216)

Successfully exploiting this issue would require an attacker to be authenticated.

This issue affects PAN-OS 7.1.8 and earlier

Product Status

PAN-OS 7.1<= 7.1.8>= 7.1.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.0 Base Score: 6.5 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Weakness Type

CWE-200 Information Exposure


PAN-OS 7.1.9 and later

Workarounds and Mitigations

Palo Alto Networks recommends to implement best practice by allowing web interface access only to a dedicated management network. Additionally, restrict the set of IP addresses to a subset of authorized sources that you allow to interact with the management network.


Palo Alto Networks would like to thank Christophe Schleypen from NATO Communications and Information Agency for reporting this issue to us.
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