Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / PAN-SA-2015-0003

PAN-SA-2015-0003 Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability

Severity 5.7 · MEDIUM
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity HIGH
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Privileges Required HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
User Interaction REQUIRED
Availability Impact NONE


A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the web-based device management interface whereby data provided by the user is echoed back to the user without sanitization. (Ref# 73638)

This issue affects the management interface of the device, where an authenticated administrator may be tricked into injecting malicious javascript into the web UI interface.

This issue affects PAN-OS 6.1.2 and earlier; PAN-OS 6.0.8 and earlier; PAN-OS 5.0.15 and earlier

Product Status

PAN-OS 6.1<= 6.1.2>= 6.1.3
PAN-OS 6.0<= 6.0.8>= 6.0.9
PAN-OS 5.0<= 5.0.15>= 5.0.16

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSSv3.1 Base Score: 5.7 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Weakness Type

CWE-79 Cross-site Scripting (XSS)


PAN-OS 6.1.3; PAN-OS 6.0.9; PAN-OS 5.0.16

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue affects the management interface of the device. Security appliance management best practices dictate that the management interface be isolated and strictly limited only to security administration personnel.


Avi Gimpel, Oded Vanunu, and Liad Mizrachi from Check Point Security Research Team; and Mohamed Keffous, Sogeti
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