Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2020-2030

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

047910
Severity 7.2 · HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Scope UNCHANGED
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact HIGH

Description

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

VersionsAffectedUnaffected
9.1>= 9.1.0
9.0>= 9.0.0
8.1< 8.1.15>= 8.1.15
8.08.0.*
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

Solution

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 https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/best-practices.

Acknowledgments

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

Timeline

Initial publication
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