Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2020-1995

CVE-2020-1995 PAN-OS: Management server rasmgr denial of service

Severity 4.9 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Confidentiality Impact NONE
Integrity Impact NONE
Availability Impact HIGH


A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS allows an authenticated administrator to send a request that causes the rasmgr daemon to crash. Repeated attempts to send this request result in denial of service to all PAN-OS services by restarting the device and putting it into maintenance mode.

This issue affects:

PAN-OS 9.1 versions earlier than 9.1.2.

Product Status

PAN-OS 9.1< 9.1.2>= 9.1.2

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 4.9 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference


This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 9.1.2 and all later PAN-OS versions.

Workarounds and Mitigations


This issue was found by Nicholas Newsom of Palo Alto Networks during internal security review.


Initial publication
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