Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2017-9459

CVE-2017-9459 Cross-Site Scripting in the Management Web Interface

Severity 6.1 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact LOW
Privileges Required NONE
Integrity Impact LOW
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact NONE


A reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the management web interface. PAN-OS contains an unauthenticated vulnerability that may allow for a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack of the management web interface. (ref # PAN-76455 / CVE-2017-9459).

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker to inject arbitrary Java script or HTML.

This issue affects PAN-OS 6.1.17 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.0.15 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.1.10 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0.2 and earlier

Product Status

PAN-OS 8.0<= 8.0.2>= 8.0.3
PAN-OS 7.1<= 7.1.10>= 7.1.11
PAN-OS 7.0<= 7.0.15>= 7.0.16
PAN-OS 6.1<= 6.1.17>= 6.1.18

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.0 Base Score: 6.1 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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 6.1.18 and later, PAN-OS 7.0.16 and later, PAN-OS 7.1.11 and later, PAN-OS 8.0.3 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 Juan Lopez of Inqwest for reporting this issue to us.
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