Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2020-2030

CVE-2020-2030 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in the management interface

Severity 7.2 · HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Availability Impact HIGH


An OS Command Injection vulnerability in the PAN-OS management interface that allows authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary OS commands with root privileges.

This issue impacts PAN-OS 8.1 versions earlier than PAN-OS 8.1.15; and all versions of PAN-OS 7.1 and PAN-OS 8.0.

This issue does not impact PAN-OS 9.0, PAN-OS 9.1, or Prisma Access services.

Product Status

PAN-OS 9.1None>= 9.1.0
PAN-OS 9.0None>= 9.0.0
PAN-OS 8.1< 8.1.15>= 8.1.15
PAN-OS 8.08.0.*
PAN-OS 7.17.1.*

Severity: HIGH

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 7.2 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Weakness Type

CWE-78 OS Command Injection


This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 8.1.15 and all later PAN-OS versions.

PAN-OS 7.1 and PAN-OS 8.0 are end-of-life (as of June 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019 respectively) and are no longer covered by our Product Security Assurance policies.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue impacts the PAN-OS management interface but you can mitigate the impact of this issue by following best practices for securing the PAN-OS management interface. Please review the Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access in the PAN-OS technical documentation, available at


This issue was found by Jin Chen of Palo Alto Networks during internal security review.


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