Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2019-15015

CVE-2019-15015 Hardcoded Credentials in Zingbox Inspector

Severity 8.4 · HIGH
Attack Vector LOCAL
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required NONE
Integrity Impact HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact HIGH


Hardcoded credentials for root and inspector user accounts are present in the system software. (Ref: CVE-2019-15015)

The vulnerability allows for users to authenticate to the software using hardcoded credentials if access to SSH on the Zingbox Inspector is not otherwise restricted (see also PAN-SA-2019-0029).

This issue affects Zingbox Inspector, versions 1.294 and earlier.

Product Status

Zingbox Inspector 1<= 1.294>= 1.295


CVSSv3.1 Base Score:8.4 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-798 Use of Hard-coded Credentials


Zingbox Inspector, version 1.295 and later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

In the normal course of operation, Zingbox Inspector automatically updates its own software, and a fixed version of software has already been made available. No user action is required unless the software is unable to update itself. Customers still running affected versions of Zingbox Inspector software can mitigation this issue by updating to a patched version, or by manually running the command "passwd" to change the password for the inspector/root users. See product documentation for more information on how to change passwords for system users.


Note: This security issue was found during an internal security audit performed during the Palo Alto Networks acquisition of Zingbox. The issues discovered during this process have been addressed in software updates as described in the published Zingbox security advisories.
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