CVE-2020-2037 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in the management web interface
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 8.1.16;
PAN-OS 9.0 versions earlier than PAN-OS 9.0.10;
PAN-OS 9.1 versions earlier than PAN-OS 9.1.3.
|PAN-OS 10.0||None||>= 10.0.0|
|PAN-OS 9.1||< 9.1.3||>= 9.1.3|
|PAN-OS 9.0||< 9.0.10||>= 9.0.10|
|PAN-OS 8.1||< 8.1.16||>= 8.1.16|
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)
Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
Palo Alto Networks is aware of publicly available information that may help construct proof of concept exploits for these issues.
This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 8.1.16, PAN-OS 9.0.10, PAN-OS 9.1.3, and all later PAN-OS versions.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Until PAN-OS software is upgraded to a fixed version, enabling signatures for Unique Threat ID 59971 on traffic destined for the GlobalProtect portal, gateway, or VPN will block attacks against CVE-2020-2037.
This issue impacts the PAN-OS management web interface but you can mitigate the impact of this issue by following best practices for securing the PAN-OS management web interface. Please review the Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access in the PAN-OS technical documentation, available at https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/best-practices.