Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2018-8715

CVE-2018-8715 Denial of Service in PAN-OS Management Web Interface

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Severity 8.1 · HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity HIGH
Privileges Required NONE
User Interaction NONE
Scope UNCHANGED
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact HIGH

Description

Palo Alto Networks makes use of a 3rd-party component impacted by CVE-2018-8715. This issue has been confirmed to present a risk for denial of service to the PAN-OS Management Web Interface. (Ref # PAN-93089, CVE-2018-8715)

A specially crafted HTTP POST request with an invalid “If-modified" header field may cause a NULL dereference and cause a denial of service condition. This vulnerability can be triggered without login or authentication and could result in a crash of the management service.

This issue affects PAN-OS 6.1.20 and earlier, PAN-OS 7.1.16 and earlier, PAN-OS 8.0.9 and earlier, and PAN-OS 8.1.0. Global Protect is NOT affected.

Product Status

VersionsAffectedUnaffected
PAN-OS 8.1None>= 8.1.1
PAN-OS 8.0<= 8.0.9>= 8.0.10
PAN-OS 7.1<= 7.1.16>= 7.1.17
PAN-OS 6.1<= 6.1.20>= 6.1.21

Severity: HIGH

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 8.1 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-287 Improper Authentication

Solution

PAN-OS 6.1.21 and later, PAN-OS 7.1.17 and later, PAN-OS 8.0.10 and later, and PAN-OS 8.1.1 and later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue affects the web-based management interface of PAN-OS and is strongly mitigated by following best practices for securing the management interface of PAN-OS. Our best practices guidelines reduce the exposure of the management interface to potential attackers. Please review the Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access in the PAN-OS technical documentation, available at: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/getting-started/best-practices-for-securing-administrative-access.

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