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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2020.3112
        CVE-2020-2037 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in
                       the management web interface
                             10 September 2020

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           PAN-OS
Publisher:         Palo Alto
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Increased Privileges            -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-2037  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://securityadvisories.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2020-2037

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Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2020-2037

CVE-2020-2037 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in the management web
interface

047910
Severity 7.2 . HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Scope UNCHANGED
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact HIGH
NVD JSON     
Published 2020-09-09
Updated 2020-09-09
Reference PAN-128761
Discovered externally

Description

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.

Product Status

  Versions   Affected Unaffected
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

Severity: HIGH

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)

Weakness Type

CWE-78 OS Command Injection

Solution

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

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.

Acknowledgments

Palo Alto Networks thanks Mikhail Klyuchnikov of Positive Technologies, and
Nicholas Newsom of Palo Alto Networks for discovering and reporting this issue.

Timeline

2020-09-09 Initial publication
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