Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2023-6795

CVE-2023-6795 PAN-OS: OS Command Injection Vulnerability in the Web Interface

Severity 5.9 · MEDIUM
Response Effort LOW
Value Density DIFFUSE
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Attack Requirements PRESENT
Automatable YES
User Interaction NONE
Product Confidentiality HIGH
Product Integrity LOW
Product Availability NONE
Privileges Required HIGH
Subsequent Confidentiality NONE
Subsequent Integrity NONE
Subsequent Availability NONE


An OS command injection vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software enables an authenticated administrator to disrupt system processes and potentially execute arbitrary code with limited privileges on the firewall.

Product Status

Cloud NGFW NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.1NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.0NoneAll
PAN-OS 10.2NoneAll
PAN-OS 10.1< 10.1.3>= 10.1.3
PAN-OS 10.0< 10.0.9>= 10.0.9
PAN-OS 9.1< 9.1.12>= 9.1.12
PAN-OS 9.0< 9.0.17>= 9.0.17
PAN-OS 8.1< 8.1.24-h1>= 8.1.24-h1
Prisma Access NoneAll

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv4.0 Base Score: 5.9 (CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:L/AT:P/PR:H/UI:N/VC:H/VI:L/VA:N/SC:N/SI:N/SA:N/AU:Y/R:A/V:D/RE:L/U:Green)

Exploitation Status

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

Weakness Type

CWE-78 OS Command Injection


This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 8.1.24-h1, PAN-OS 9.0.17, PAN-OS 9.1.12, PAN-OS 10.0.9, PAN-OS 10.1.3, 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

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue requires the attacker to have authenticated access to the PAN-OS web interface. You can mitigate the impact of this issue by following the Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access in the PAN-OS technical documentation at


Palo Alto Networks thanks an external reporter for discovering and reporting this issue.


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