Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2024-2433

CVE-2024-2433 PAN-OS: Improper Privilege Management Vulnerability in Panorama Software Leads to Availability Loss

Severity 5.1 · MEDIUM
Response Effort LOW
Recovery USER
Value Density DIFFUSE
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Attack Requirements NONE
Automatable YES
User Interaction NONE
Product Confidentiality NONE
Product Integrity NONE
Product Availability LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
Subsequent Confidentiality NONE
Subsequent Integrity NONE
Subsequent Availability NONE


An improper authorization vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks Panorama software enables an authenticated read-only administrator to upload files using the web interface and completely fill one of the disk partitions with those uploaded files, which prevents the ability to log into the web interface or to download PAN-OS, WildFire, and content images.

This issue affects only the web interface of the management plane; the dataplane is unaffected.

Product Status

Cloud NGFW NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.1NoneAll
PAN-OS 11.0< 11.0.3 on Panorama>= 11.0.3 on Panorama
PAN-OS 10.2< 10.2.8 on Panorama>= 10.2.8 on Panorama
PAN-OS 10.1< 10.1.12 on Panorama>= 10.1.12 on Panorama
PAN-OS 9.1< 9.1.17 on Panorama>= 9.1.17 on Panorama
PAN-OS 9.0< 9.0.17-h4 on Panorama>= 9.0.17-h4 on Panorama
Prisma Access NoneAll

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv4.0 Base Score: 5.1 (CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:L/AT:N/PR:H/UI:N/VC:N/VI:N/VA:L/SC:N/SI:N/SA:N/AU:Y/R:U/V:D/RE:L/U:Amber)

Exploitation Status

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

Weakness Type

CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management


This issue is fixed in Panorama on PAN-OS 9.0.17-h4, PAN-OS 9.1.17, PAN-OS 10.1.12, PAN-OS 10.2.8, PAN-OS 11.0.3, and all later PAN-OS versions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

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

Please see for information about how to clear the affected disk partition from the CLI.


Palo Alto Networks thanks Omar Eissa ( for discovering and reporting this issue.


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