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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
CVE-2020-2038 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in
the management web interface
10 September 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Palo Alto
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-2038
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Palo Alto Networks Security Advisories / CVE-2020-2038
CVE-2020-2038 PAN-OS: OS command injection vulnerability in the management web
Severity 7.2 . HIGH
Attack Vector NETWORK
Attack Complexity LOW
Privileges Required HIGH
User Interaction NONE
Confidentiality Impact HIGH
Integrity Impact HIGH
Availability Impact HIGH
An OS Command Injection vulnerability in the PAN-OS management interface that
allows authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary OS commands with root
This issue impacts:
PAN-OS 9.0 versions earlier than 9.0.10;
PAN-OS 9.1 versions earlier than 9.1.4;
PAN-OS 10.0 versions earlier than 10.0.1.
Versions Affected Unaffected
PAN-OS 10.0 < 10.0.1 >= 10.0.1
PAN-OS 9.1 < 9.1.4 >= 9.1.4
PAN-OS 9.0 < 9.0.10 >= 9.0.10
PAN-OS 8.1 None 8.1.*
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)
CWE-78 OS Command Injection
This issue is fixed in PAN-OS 9.0.10, PAN-OS 9.1.4, PAN-OS 10.0.1, 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
Palo Alto Networks thanks Mikhail Klyuchnikov and Nikita Abramov of Positive
Technologies for discovering and reporting this issue.
2020-09-09 Initial publication
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(C) 2020 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
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