Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2023-6790

CVE-2023-6790 PAN-OS: DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in the Web Interface

Severity 7.5 · HIGH
Response Effort LOW
Value Density DIFFUSE
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Attack Requirements PRESENT
Automatable YES
User Interaction ACTIVE
Product Confidentiality HIGH
Product Integrity HIGH
Product Availability HIGH
Privileges Required NONE
Subsequent Confidentiality NONE
Subsequent Integrity NONE
Subsequent Availability NONE


A DOM-Based cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software enables a remote attacker to execute a JavaScript payload in the context of an administrator’s browser when they view a specifically crafted link to the PAN-OS web interface.

Product Status

Cloud NGFW NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.1NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.0< 11.0.1>= 11.0.1
PAN-OS 10.2< 10.2.4>= 10.2.4
PAN-OS 10.1< 10.1.9>= 10.1.9
PAN-OS 10.0< 10.0.12>= 10.0.12
PAN-OS 9.1< 9.1.16>= 9.1.16
PAN-OS 9.0< 9.0.17>= 9.0.17
PAN-OS 8.1< 8.1.25>= 8.1.25
Prisma Access NoneAll

Severity: HIGH

CVSSv4.0 Base Score: 7.5 (CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:L/AT:P/PR:N/UI:A/VC:H/VI:H/VA:H/SC:N/SI:N/SA:N/AU:Y/R:A/V:D/RE:L/U:Amber)

Exploitation Status

Palo Alto Networks is not aware of any malicious exploitation of this issue.

Weakness Type

CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 8.1.25, PAN-OS 9.0.17, PAN-OS 9.1.16, PAN-OS 10.0.12, PAN-OS 10.1.9, PAN-OS 10.2.4, PAN-OS 11.0.1, and all later PAN-OS versions.

Please note that customers impacted by the PAN-OS root and default certificate expiration issue must carefully select the fixed version of PAN-OS they upgrade their devices to when addressing this vulnerability to not reintroduce the certificate issue. More information and support for the certificate expiration issue in PAN-OS is available at


Palo Alto Networks thanks Kajetan Rostojek for discovering and reporting this issue.


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